Citizens Advice Exeter responds to Budget announcements on Universal Credit

22nd November 2017 Leading local advice charity, Citizens Advice Exeter, has today welcomed the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s changes to Universal Credit. In his Budget statement the Chancellor announced the removal of the seven waiting days before a claimant can apply for Universal Credit; significant improvements to the advance payments system- including increasing the amount available and extending repayment periods; …

Citizens Advice Exeter marks national pro bono week

  Monday 6th November 2017 Leading local advice charity, Citizens Advice Exeter, is highlighting the success of its specialist advice clinic scheme as part of national pro bono week which runs from 6 – 11 November 2017. The clinic scheme enables Citizens Advice clients to access free specialist advice from local legal, and other, firms. Citizens Advice Exeter Chief Executive …

Concern at increase in repossession actions

Wednesday 18th October 2017 Leading local advice charity, Citizens Advice Exeter, has raised concerns about an overall 3.8% increase in the number of housing repossession cases listed at Exeter County Court in the six-month period ending 30th September. This is in comparison to the same period in 2016. Steve Barriball, Citizens Advice Exeter Chief Executive, said: “In the last six-months there …

Lottery success for Citizens Advice Exeter

Wednesday 13th September 2017 Leading local advice charity, Citizens Advice Exeter, is celebrating a lottery award of £6,358 from the Big Lottery Fund. The charity will use the national lottery funding to make improvements to their technology and telephony system and pay volunteer expenses. Steve Barriball, Chief Executive of Citizens Advice Exeter, said: “We are very grateful to the Big …

11% reduction in housing possession actions welcomed by Citizens Advice Exeter

Tuesday 15th August 2017 Leading local advice charity, Citizens Advice Exeter, has welcomed an overall 11% reduction in the number of housing repossession cases listed at Exeter County Court in the three-month period ending 30th June. This is in comparison to the same period in 2016. Steve Barriball, Citizens Advice Exeter Chief Executive, said: “In the last quarter there were 126 …

Citizens Advice Exeter raises over £700 for justice for all

Monday 31st July 2017   A team of walkers from leading local advice charity, Citizens Advice Exeter, raised £725 when they took part in the Exeter Legal Walk on the 6th June. The Exeter Legal Walk celebrates the continued work of the legal profession and advice sector in protecting people’s rights and promoting equal access to justice for all. The …

Citizens Advice Exeter is urging people to act on scams

Friday 21st July 2017 Leading local advice charity, Citizens Advice Exeter, is spreading the word about scams to help stop more people across Exeter from being conned online. The charity is taking part in Scams Awareness Month, a campaign taking place throughout July encouraging people to report and talk about scams. The drive to get more people reporting scams comes …

Concern at increases in mortgage and private rental repossessions

Thursday 15th June 2017 Leading local advice charity, Citizens Advice Exeter, is expressing its concern as mortgage cases listed at Exeter County Court rose by 19% and private rented sector cases rose by 9% in the last year. This is comparing the year ending 31st March 2017 to the same period ending in 2016.   Across all housing sectors, there was …