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Citizens Advice press release
In its role as the official consumer watchdog for energy, Citizens Advice has responded to the BEIS Energy Retail Market Strategy for the 2020s, including an extension of the energy price cap framework.
“Broadband is essential for the way we live today. People struggling to afford it shouldn't be penalised simply because their provider isn't one of the few firms offering a cheaper tariff.
Citizens Advice has responded to news that the government will drop its commitment to abolishing the lower income limit on sick pay.
With guidance to work from home set to end from 19 July, Citizens Advice sets out your need to knows if you’re asked to return to your normal workplace.
Despite the significant challenges posed by the pandemic, the Citizens Advice Witness Service supported almost 52,000 witnesses to give evidence in criminal courts in the last year. The figures are from a report detailing the impact of the service, released today.
Worst energy suppliers five times more likely to provide inaccurate bills than the best ones, Citizens Advice research reveals
There is now a huge chasm between the customer service levels of the best and worst energy suppliers in Great Britain. This is according to the latest edition of Citizens Advice’s energy star rating which ranks domestic suppliers based on customer service.
More than two thirds of adults (36 million) have been targeted by a scammer since January, new research by Citizens Advice has found.
Urgent changes to Universal Credit are needed to stop those most impacted by the pandemic being left behind as the economy recovers, according to a new report from Citizens Advice.
Citizens Advice has responded to the announcement of an employment watchdog.
2.5 million people are behind on their broadband bills, with 700,000 of these falling into the red during Covid, says Citizens Advice.
As the official consumer watchdog for domestic and microbusiness energy consumers, Citizens Advice has responded to Ofgem’s Microbusiness Review.
The charity welcomes FCA action to stamp out the loyalty penalty in home and motor insurance and calls for similar action in the other markets.
Increasing numbers of private tenants are turning to Citizens Advice for help, just as the protections put in place for renters during the pandemic come to an end in England. Citizens Advice’s online housing advice has been viewed over 2 million times in the first four months of the year.
People who applied for Universal Credit as Covid hit could be subject to a benefits check by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). Citizens Advice sets out your need-to-knows on the DWP’s Trust and Protect scheme, and the steps you should take to ensure you don’t lose out on benefits you’re entitled to.
From Tuesday 4th May 2021, the new Breathing Space and Mental Health Crisis Debt Respite Schemes will come into effect in England and Wales. Citizens Advice’s expert debt advisors explain what you need to know about the new initiative.
A quarter of young people making Buy Now Pay Later repayments haven’t been able to pay for food, rent or bills as a result, Citizens Advice has found
A quarter of young people making Buy Now Pay Later repayments haven’t been able to pay for food, rent or bills as a result, Citizens Advice has found.
Ahead of Ofgem’s price cap increase, the latest edition of the Citizens Advice star rating - which ranks domestic energy suppliers on customer service - reveals that money does not always buy good service.
New research by Citizens Advice shows the charity is now helping one person every minute with problems relating to renting from a private landlord.
Dame Clare Moriarty has been appointed Chief Executive of Citizens Advice for England and Wales.
Citizens Advice is warning that debt is the looming problem of the pandemic. As the one-year marker since lockdown began approaches, the charity has charted a worrying increase in the need for advice, food bank referrals and charitable grants.