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....uSwitch said that in lieu of a cap, the government should work with suppliers and consumer groups to ensure billpayers get clearer information on how and why they should switch. The charity Citizens Advice reiterated its call for a cap to help more vulnerable customers, highlighting figures that show about 70% of the highest earners are on the cheapest energy deals, versus 12% on the lowest incomes. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....”. Keza, who works for Citizens Advice and shops regularly at the store in the London Borough of Hounslow, had her bags searched and her body patted down by the guard who found nothing compromising. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Some repairs are the landlord’s responsibility regardless of whether they are in the tenancy agreement. According to the Citizens Advice Bureau, these are:. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Evidence suggests a significant minority of employers are circumventing employment protection legislation. Research from Citizens Advice in 2015 suggested that one in 10 people, or about 460,000, have been mislabelled self-employed. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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A guide to tenants' housing rights around safety and repairs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 06:19:30 AM
.... Some repairs are the landlord’s responsibility regardless of whether they are in the tenancy agreement. According to the Citizens Advice Bureau, these are:. ...
Government inspectors should enforce workers’ rights, says Law Society image
....Evidence suggests a significant minority of employers are circumventing employment protection legislation. Research from Citizens Advice in 2015 suggested that one in 10 people, or about 460,000, have been mislabelled self-employed. ...
Energy price cap likely to go ahead despite warnings of 'timebomb' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of June 2017 03:36:14 PM
....uSwitch said that in lieu of a cap, the government should work with suppliers and consumer groups to ensure billpayers get clearer information on how and why they should switch. The charity Citizens Advice reiterated its call for a cap to help more vulnerable customers, highlighting figures that show about 70% of the highest earners are on the cheapest energy deals, versus 12% on the lowest incomes. ...
Humiliation on the high street as security guards rob shoppers of their dignity image
....”. Keza, who works for Citizens Advice and shops regularly at the store in the London Borough of Hounslow, had her bags searched and her body patted down by the guard who found nothing compromising. ...
Theresa May is warned: don't break election vow on energy price cap image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of June 2017 05:33:11 PM
....6m who are eligible for the warm home discount, which is mostly poorer families and pensioners. Gillian Guy, the chief executive of Citizens Advice, said: “It is important to recognise that it isn’t just a case of cap or no cap. ...
Spot check in public by Aldi security guard was dehumanising image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of June 2017 06:00:50 AM
.... You could consider legal action, but this may prove complex and costly and you would need to provide evidence that the search was racially motivated. Another option to help raise awareness is to report the incident to the Equality Advisory and Support Service or to Citizens Advice, which may refer it to the Equality and Human Rights Commission if you believe that black shoppers may be routinely targeted. ...
Nearly 10 million Britons are in insecure work, says union image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 5th of June 2017 06:01:45 AM
.... The rapid change in employment practices was highlighted by more than three-quarters of those interviewed who said they had previously been in permanent employment. A year ago, Citizens Advice warned that families were struggling to manage budgets and plan for the future as it estimated that a sixth of workers in England and Wales were insecurely employed. ...
Debt fears grow as county court judgments soar by 35% image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 15th of May 2017 05:07:52 PM
....”. The chief executive of Citizens Advice, Gillian Guy, said CCJs “can cause lasting damage to people’s credit rating” and it was crucial that creditors offer customers flexible ways to repay what they owe before taking court action. ...
Ofcom opens investigation into the cost of 118 calls image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 12th of May 2017 11:44:13 AM
...."Ofcom has been monitoring the costs of the more expensive services, which have risen significantly in recent months as fewer people use these services," it said. Citizens Advice has said the current system leaves elderly people particularly vulnerable to high call charges. ...
Theresa May to promise price cap on energy bills in Tory manifesto image
....4bn a year and recent price hikes by companies showed the need to intervene. The idea of a cap has been supported by key figures at Citizens Advice, where James Plunkett has argued that the policy need not hit competition. ...
Zero hours workers are 'missing out on paid holidays' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 8th of May 2017 12:35:20 PM
....Thousands of workers on zero hours contracts miss out on paid holiday because they are lied to or do not know their rights, it has been claimed. Citizens Advice says that half of those on a zero hours basis - more than 900,000 people - are not aware of their holiday benefits. ...
Ofcom to probe high cost of directory enquiry calls image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 8th of May 2017 11:53:44 AM
....Many internet services are also free to users. However, Citizens Advice said the current system leaves elderly people particularly vulnerable to high call charges. ...
Debt-ridden courier's suicide after bailiff visit prompts call for reforms image
....The case is thought to be the first in which a suicide has been linked to a bailiff’s visit. But a report by several charities including Citizens Advice, Step Change Debt Charity and the Children’s Society, published in March, expressed alarm about bailiff practices and called for significant changes to the law. ...
Car insurance model will not help energy market, says charity image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 02:52:40 PM
....“Just as you insure your car every year and go to the market for the best deal for you, so every energy customer should engage with the market at least once a year to make sure they are on the best deal for them,” he said on Wednesday. But charity Citizens Advice said the idea could, in practice, amount to a rebadging of standard variable tariffs, which households default to at the end of better value fixed-term deals. ...
General Election 2017: Energy bill cap 'will hit consumers' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 07:29:03 AM
....About 800,000 of the poorest pensioners and 1. 5 million low-income families with children are on standard variable tariffs, according to Citizens Advice. ...
It was DFS customer service  that didn’t measure up image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of April 2017 06:00:20 AM
.... We are ready for a long disagreement and would be prepared to go to a small claims court due to the well-documented nature of the DFS sales tactics. The issue has also been forwarded to Trading Standards as a result of advice from Citizens Advice. ...
Broadband prices penalise loyal customers - Citizens Advice image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 11:07:59 PM
. The cheapest broadband prices shoot up by an average of 43% or £113 a year, after introductory deals end, Citizens Advice has said. ...
Clampdown on catch-up energy bills image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 3rd of April 2017 02:52:36 PM
....When an actual reading is taken, the company "back-bills" the customer for any shortfall between payments and the energy used. Citizens Advice says that the bills hit thousands of pounds in some cases. ...
Five-minute guide to 'National Price Hike Day' image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of April 2017 12:01:00 AM
....Low-income households or those on benefits should see if they are eligible for a council tax reduction, which could reduce your bill by up to 100 per cent, but often goes unclaimed, especially by the elderly. Contact your local council or speak to Citizens Advice. ...
Access to justice was once a worker’s basic right. Now it’s a costly luxury | Aditya Chakrabortty image
....The number of cases taken to tribunal promptly fell off a cliff – down by 70% within a year. Citizens Advice, employment lawyers and academics practically queued up to warn that workers – especially poor workers – were getting priced out of justice. ...
UK energy firms including big six miss smart meter deadline image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 05:48:07 PM
....The energy regulator Ofgem, which has described the plan to cut backdated bills as a “significant improvement for consumers”, said it was considering whether further steps were needed to protect billpayers as a result of the failure to meet the deadline. Citizens Advice, the consumer group, called on Ofgem to make the six-month limit a regulatory requirement for energy companies. ...
Energy price cap implications ominous, former regulators say image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of March 2017 06:49:47 AM
....The CMA investigation proposed a price cap for about four million households that use pre-payment meters. Consumer body Citizens Advice has called for that cap to be extended to all customers who receive money off their bills via the Warm Homes Discount. ...
Theresa May echoes Ed Miliband with promise to reform energy market image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 04:53:15 PM
....com. The charity Citizens Advice has argued that poorer customers often get punished for loyalty, by being put on to expensive standard variable tariffs. ...
Bailiff industry still problematic, say charities image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 08:00:16 AM
....Bailiffs are continuing to intimidate vulnerable people in financial difficulty, despite a government crackdown on the issue, a group of charities has warned. In 2014, following a stream of complaints, the government strengthened protections against aggressive bailiffs, but there has been little improvement and abuses are still “widespread”, according to the group which includes StepChange Debt Charity, the Children’s Society, Christians Against Poverty, Citizens Advice and the Money Advice Trust (MAT). ...
Some bailiffs 'still abusing powers', debt charities say image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 12:03:59 AM
....". Citizens Advice chief executive, Gillian Guy, said: "Harsh tactics by bailiffs can cause severe distress and push people even further into debt. ...
How to beat UK energy price rises image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 12:20:57 PM
.... Such coin- and token-operated meters are mostly used in rental properties and for customers who have fallen behind on their payments. Consumer group Citizens Advice is calling for that cap to be extended to people on the Warm Homes Discount, a scheme for those who find it difficult to pay their energy bills. ...
SSE to raise electricity prices next month image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 09:52:44 AM
.... . Citizens Advice want households that receive the government's Warm Home Discount scheme to be protected from price rises too. ...
Budget 2017: What it means for you image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 02:09:53 PM
....Concerns have been raised that many people are falling into a subscription trap, by signing up for a paid-for service without meaning to - for example, when a paid subscription starts automatically after a free trial has ended. Citizens Advice estimates that two million consumers each year have problems cancelling subscriptions on, for example, TV subscriptions. ...
Spring Budget 2017: Crackdown on 'subscription traps' planned image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 4th of March 2017 05:17:02 PM
....The move follows concerns that many people are falling into a 'subscription trap', by signing up for a paid-for service without meaning to - for example, when a paid subscription starts automatically after a free trial has ended. Citizens Advice estimates that two million consumers each year have problems cancelling subscriptions. ...
Subscription traps may have to give notice of charges in crackdown image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 4th of March 2017 12:01:00 AM
....The Treasury said one problem was that regular payments could be deducted from people’s accounts even if they had not given explicit permission for this. A report last year by Citizens Advice said more than 16 million people had signed up to continuous payment authorities (CPAs) over a 12-month period, many of them online. ...
Just one in five complaints about potential mis-sold PPI  made so far image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 05:36:47 PM
.... The insurance was sold alongside loans, mortgages and other credit deals but in many cases, clauses in the policies meant customers were unable to make a claim, and many people were unaware that PPI had been added. Citizens Advice welcomed the deadline, saying it “will help to draw a line under this ongoing scandal”. ...
Energy bills: are UK customers finally starting to switch supplier? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 12:01:44 AM
.... Instead, Ofgem has put a temporary price cap in place on tariffs for customers on pre-payment meters, who typically pay the most for their energy and face the biggest barriers to switching. Citizens Advice has called for this to be extended to standard tariffs for vulnerable customers. ...
British Gas worst-value tariffs are not 'evil empire', boss says image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 01:28:27 PM
....The results were largely seen as positive by analysts but prompted consumer groups to accuse Centrica of making big profits while consumer bills remained high. Citizens Advice called for an extension of a recent price cap by the regulator Ofgem for 4m households on prepayment meters. ...
PENSION SCANDAL: 106,000 job-jugglers MISSING OUT on auto-enrolment scheme image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 12:01:00 AM
....Around seven in 10 of those affected were found to be women, with female workers often having to find part-time jobs that fit around their family commitments. Citizens Advice found that across the UK, nearly 106,000 working people are not being auto-enrolled because their earnings come from multiple jobs. ...
Tackle your debts while interest rates are at lowest image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 19th of February 2017 11:59:00 AM
....5 trillion, or £55,982 per household, up an extra £1,017 in a year, according to The Money Charity. Citizens Advice Bureau receives 600,000 new debt enquiries every three months. ...
Lack of transparency over green energy subsidies 'shambolic', say MPs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of February 2017 07:01:00 AM
....Consumer groups and switching sites welcomed the protections for some of the poorest energy users. “For years prepayment meter customers have been paying more for the same gas and electricity as other customers, whilst also receiving a second-class service from their supplier,” said Gillian Guy, chief executive of Citizens Advice. ...
Energy companies have 'abusive relationship' with customers, says MP image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 31st of January 2017 04:21:30 PM
....He said energy companies had failed to engage with those customers who were sticking on the default expensive tariffs for a prolonged period of years. Victoria MacGregor, director of energy at Citizens Advice, said customer service among providers was still “too patchy”, with members of the public having to turn to the service for help with basic issues including problems with bills. ...
Tax return DEADLINE: Millions urged to act TODAY to avoid £100 fine  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 27th of January 2017 04:14:00 PM
...."There is lots of free advice available to help guide people through the process, including a free income tax calculator from consumer campaign group Which? that will help show how much you owe. There is also lots of information from Citizens Advice and also on the taxman's website. ...
British Gas told to pay £9.5m in compensation for late and incorrect bills image
....British Gas was placed seventh best out of 15 energy companies in a league table of complaints for small business customers last week. The ranking by Citizens Advice found British Gas had 93. ...
Consumers urged to switch energy supplier image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 16th of January 2017 11:19:07 AM
.... “It’s good to see switching levels increasing, but there are still 20 million people who are stuck on some of the most expensive standard tariffs, paying over the odds for their energy,” said Vickie Sheriff, the group’s director of campaigns and communications. Gillian Guy, chief executive of Citizens Advice, said: “Some people just aren’t switching – as many as 4. ...
Swansea Bay tidal lagoon backed by government review image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 12th of January 2017 08:51:24 AM
.... But Hendry said after Swansea was operational in 2022, there should be a pause of up to two years before the five bigger lagoons were approved, and any environmental problems could be weighed up then. The Policy Exchange thinktank and consumer group Citizens Advice raised concerns over tidal power’s cost. ...
Joining a gym? Save pennies as you shed the pounds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 7th of January 2017 06:59:12 AM
.... Ask how much notice you are required to give to cancel, and note the date by which you should inform the gym if you do. Citizens Advice says do it in writing and keep a copy. ...
Green Energy UK offers first electricity tariff based on time of day image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of January 2017 04:13:51 PM
.... If you’ve got storage heaters, timers, a smart home and you put your dishwasher, washing machine and storage heaters on [overnight], then it’s not a bad deal,” he said. Gillian Guy, the chief executive of Citizens Advice, said: “Time-of-use tariffs can be a good deal for those who can be flexible about when they use electricity at home. ...
Debt charities expect busy January image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of January 2017 06:58:44 AM
....Debt charities expect to have one of their busiest Januarys in years, as consumers recover from the Christmas spending period. Citizens Advice said it expected more than 370,000 people to seek advice on money matters during the month. ...
Debt charities urge struggling consumers to seek advice early image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of January 2017 12:01:38 AM
....Two debt charities are preparing for what they say will be one of their busiest months ever as cash-strapped consumers are forced to face up to pre-Christmas overspending, and more deep-seated financial problems. Citizens Advice expects more than 370,000 people to seek help on a range of financial issues including post-Christmas debts over the next two months. ...
Payday loans are capped. Now let’s tackle other high-cost credit | Gillian Guy image
....It’s not so long ago that newspapers were awash with horror stories of how payday loans were pushing people into dangerous cycles of debt and fuelling a raft of social problems. By helping thousands of people with payday loan problems, Citizens Advice saw at first hand the devastation caused by extortionate interest rates and the harassment waged on borrowers. ...
'Buy now, pay later' debts hitting young image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of December 2016 12:06:44 AM
....Backdated interest payments are leaving young people with unexpected bills from "buy now, pay later" deals, a charity has warned. Citizens Advice said that thousands of people in their 20s who signed up to offers were struggling with debt. ...
Gangmasters agree to pay more than £1m to settle modern slavery claim image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of December 2016 10:00:00 AM
.... Houghtons was one of a tiny pool of agencies offering the service to UK producers. The plight of their Lithuanian workers was uncovered when some of the men turned to a Citizens Advice Bureau for help. ...
UK failing to keep up with online consumer fraud, NAO warns image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 15th of December 2016 12:01:25 AM
....2bn is thought to be hidden and unreported losses from crime such as mass marketing fraud and counterfeit goods. Consumer protection cost around £165m during the year, with local Trading Standards services receiving about £124m and Citizens Advice £18m, the NAO calculated. ...
Ofgem energy league table could save users hundreds of pounds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of December 2016 11:52:30 AM
....”. The Citizens Advice chief executive, Gillian Guy, said: “This league table will lift the lid on the price difference between standard tariffs and cheaper deals, helping those customers who are currently paying over the odds for their gas and electricity identify a better rate. ...
Energy customers could save £260 without switching, says Ofgem image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of December 2016 11:04:45 AM
....". Citizens Advice said the new table would help customers, but that energy firms could still do more to help. ...
Hard-pressed private tenants need a union to stand up for their rights | Penny Anderson image
.... It would be satisfying to call up the tenants union rep to accompany them on their mission, to record faults in the property, recommend repairs or improvements, and speak to rent officers when assessing rent levels (where this is still a possibility). Working tenants struggle because of dwindling legal aid and because the growing burdens on Citizens Advice force them to pay for legal advice and to represent themselves at possession hearings. ...
Venting our anger on Yodel’s approach to parcel delivery image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 12th of December 2016 07:00:05 AM
.... However, what this case highlights is how parcel companies set up their phone lines to deal with problems. This week Citizens Advice said that online shoppers will typically spend two and a half hours sorting out a delivery problem this Christmas because an item is late, turns up broken or doesn’t arrive at all. ...
Christmas shoppers to spend over two hours on online delivery problems image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of December 2016 07:01:24 AM
. Online shoppers will typically spend two-and-a-half hours sorting out a delivery problem this Christmas - because an item is late, turns up broken or doesn’t arrive at all – Citizens Advice has warned. ...
Competition watchdog to investigate UK care homes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 2nd of December 2016 01:19:25 PM
.... About 15% of over-85s live in care homes, with the number expected to rise substantially as the population ages. Research by Citizens Advice this year found one in 10 care homes give only a week’s notice that fees are going to rise; a third of bill payers put down deposits without any protection scheme; and people often have to make decisions about moving a loved one into a home at very short notice, and are unable to properly plan. ...
Unfair care home practices examined by watchdog image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 2nd of December 2016 12:45:21 PM
.... . Citizens Advice, a network of charities that offer advice for people on issues including consumer rights, said a lack of protections in the care market was exposing older people and their families to "poor practices". ...
Fake Apple chargers fail safety tests image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 2nd of December 2016 12:18:50 AM
....Source: Trading Standards. Gillian Guy, chief executive of Citizens Advice, said: "Counterfeit electrical goods are likely to be poor quality and in the worst cases unsafe. ...
British Gas to freeze standard prices this winter image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 1st of December 2016 10:58:48 AM
....Consumer organisations gave a guarded response. Citizens Advice welcomed the winter price freezes from British Gas and SEE, and called on other big energy firms to follow suit. ...
Families on tax-credit harassment: 'a massive headache and real worry' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of November 2016 10:52:18 AM
.... For more than a decade, HM Revenue & Customs has struggled to respond swiftly to families’ changing circumstances, resulting in hundreds of thousands of people unwittingly owing money after being overpaid working tax credit and child tax credit. In the year to June 2016, Citizens Advice helped people with 40,000 issues relating to tax credit overpayments, a 6% increase on the previous year. ...
Price cap on rent-to-own goods possible, says FCA image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of November 2016 07:00:32 AM
....After interest, they can end up paying three times the original price. It follows a call for a cap from Citizens Advice, which said restrictions imposed on payday lenders two years ago had been a success. ...
Budget energy supplier folds blaming rising prices image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 27th of November 2016 08:48:57 AM
....”. Citizens Advice said it was working closely with Ofgem to ensure a smooth transition to a new supplier. ...
GB Energy Supply ceases trading after wholesale price rises image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 26th of November 2016 07:45:17 PM
.... While this process is under way our advice is not to do anything as you can continue to rely on your energy supply as normal," she said. Citizens Advice has assured customers of the Preston-based company not to worry. ...
Will banning letting agency fees lead to higher rents? We ask the experts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 26th of November 2016 06:59:25 AM
.... The latest English Housing Survey, published in July, found that 40% of private renters were charged a fee by a letting agency or landlord in 2014-15, at an average of £223. Citizens Advice last year put the total average tenancy fee at £337, while a 2013 report from housing charity Shelter said one in seven (15%) renters using an agency forked out more than £500. ...
Number of care workers on zero-hours contracts jumps to one in seven image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 17th of November 2016 01:59:53 PM
....A number of care workers told the Guardian that their hours – and income – could fluctuate markedly and reported they were afraid of taking time off, even to deal with family crises, in case they upset their employers and lost shifts as a result. Citizens Advice said it had heard from many workers in the sector who had problems linked to the insecurity of their jobs. ...
25 texts and emails a day: how payday loan firms hound vulnerable borrowers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 12th of November 2016 07:00:43 AM
.... His terrible credit record proved no barrier. In the summer Citizens Advice said some payday lenders were still flouting the FCA’s guidance on responsible lending, with around a quarter of borrowers saying they hadn’t been asked, or could not remember being asked, about their situation. ...
Warning as household debts rise to top £1.5 trillion image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 7th of November 2016 12:49:06 AM
....The charity pinpoints rising house prices, low levels of savings and the normalisation of debts as reasons for high levels of indebtedness. Those concerned about debt are urged to seek advice from impartial charities such as StepChange, Citizens Advice, Pay Plan, Christians Against Poverty or check the Money Advice Service debt advice locator. ...
Higher inflation and rising debt threaten millions in UK image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 5th of November 2016 09:01:32 PM
.... The British Bankers’ Association has said that consumer credit is growing at the fastest rate in almost a decade, as record low interest rates fuel demand for personal loans and credit cards. Gillian Guy, chief executive of Citizens Advice, said the rise in borrowing could lead to difficulties. ...
 WINTER DEBT WARNING: Consumers heading into the cold with £292m energy debt image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of November 2016 04:36:00 PM
....“If you are in debt, ignoring it won’t make it go away. If debt levels get out of control and you feel you have nowhere left to turn, you can also talk to organisations and charities like Citizens Advice and StepChange for confidential support. ...
Uber loses right to classify UK drivers as self-employed image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 28th of October 2016 05:55:11 PM
....Employment experts said other firms with large self-employed workforces could now face scrutiny of their working practices and the UK’s biggest union, Unite, announced it was setting up a new unit to pursue cases of bogus self-employment. Research by Citizens Advice has suggested that as many as 460,000 people could be falsely classified as self-employed, costing up to £314m a year in lost tax and employer national insurance contributions. ...
DW Fitness Clubs won’t let me cancel my membership image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 9th of October 2016 06:00:04 AM
.... We recommend you also complain to trading standards that this is an unfair contract. Citizens Advice has a page on its website on how to dispute a wrongful debt. ...

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