Universal Credit risks leaving some workers’ financial stability hanging in the balance 

Claire Brown News

 Universal Credit could risk adding to the financial instability of low-income workers, with those who are self-employed likely to come under the most pressure, new research from Citizens Advice finds. Today the charity has released two new reports on Universal Credit, examining the impact of work allowance cuts on people’s budgets, and why its design can leave self-employed workers at …

Wills Week

Claire Brown News

WILLS WEEK 16th– 20th April Solicitors across the South Hams will be waiving their fees for donations to Citizens Advice South Hams The offer is open to clients wishing to make a simple Will, which would include bequeathing basic gifts of cash, property, assets, or family heirlooms to family and friends Suggested donations – £75 for a single Will, £125 …

Pay Day Loan Cap

Claire Brown News

Extending payday loan cap could stop thousands getting into spiral of debt New research from Citizens Advice shows that extending the same rules that cover payday loans to the doorstep lending market could prevent their customers getting into problem debt, and save up to £123 million in interest payments on up to 540,000 loans each year. It is calling on …

BESN FLW Training Sessions

Claire Brown News

Date to be confirmed MARKETPLACE MINISTRIES Burke Road Totnes TQ9 5XL on industrial estate.    THURSDAY 22nd MARCH 2pm HORIZONS 110 High Street Kingsbridge TQ7 1AW   MONDAY 26th MARCH 12pm and 5pm  FLAVEL CHURCH  Mayor’s Ave, Dartmouth TQ6 9NF   

Citizens Advice launches new service in the heart of Totnes

Janie Moor News

Citizens Advice South Hams will be extending its existing advice services to the people of Totnes.  From Friday April 6th the local charity, whose main offices are in Follaton House, will be extending their services to the Mansion in the Caring Town Information Exchange (CTIE).  The new service will be open on a drop- in basis for people to come …

Help with digital skills for job seekers in South Hams

Claire Brown News

In a new initiative, Citizens Advice South Hams, Jobcentre Plus and South Hams District Council have teamed up to provide immediate help for South Hams residents applying for and claiming Universal Credit. Universal Credit – the new benefit for people who are working but on a low income, or people who are out of work – has already been introduced …

Are you a landlord?

Janie Moor News

The new Sustainable Tenancies project has been set up to raise awareness of new domestic energy rights and responsibilities for tenants and landlords which, in combination with assessing tenants domestic energy use, will help to reduce fuel poverty and create more sustainable tenancies. If you are a private landlord with a property in the South Hams (or know family or …

Concerned about energy costs and keeping your home warm?

Michelle Carr News

Concerned about energy costs and keeping your home warm?   Citizens Advice South Hams can help you understand your fuel bills, switch energy tariffs, and provide information about accessing grants to keep your home warm and eligibility for Priority Service Register. Please bring your gas and electricity bills (if you have any) to the following advice sessions detailed below: Totnes …