Advice Column: Buy Now Pay Later

Thursday 23rd May As part of the Citizens Advice Exeter and The Express and Echo advice column this week we focus on buy now pay later schemes.  I have been looking online to buy a new TV, and see the option to ‘buy now pay later’. I am attracted to this option as it will help me to spread the …

Advice Column: References

Thursday 16th May As part of the Citizens Advice Exeter and The Express and Echo advice column this week we focus on job references.   I am in dispute with my employer and have decided to look for a new job. I am worried that my current employer will provide a bad reference to any potential new employer. Can they …

Advice Column: Summer Holiday

Thursday 9th May As part of the Citizens Advice Exeter and The Express and Echo weekly advice column we focus on summer holidays. We’re booking a summer holiday to Spain. It’s been a while since we’ve gone on holiday and we really don’t want anything to go wrong. What can we do to protect ourselves and prepare for the unexpected? …

Advice Column: Disrepair

Thursday 2nd May 2024 As part of the Citizens Advice Exeter and The Express and Echo advice column this week we focus on repairs for those renting in the private rented sector. I’ve been living in my privately rented flat for years. I generally have a good relationship with my landlord but I just can’t get them to carry out …

Advice Column: Job References

Thursday 25th April 2024 As part of the Citizens Advice Exeter and The Express and Echo advice column this week we focus on job references.   I am in dispute with my employer and have decided to look for a new job. I am worried that my current employer will provide a bad reference to any potential new employer. Can …

Advice Column: Making a Will

Thursday 18th April 2024 As part of the Citizens Advice Exeter and The Express and Echo weekly advice column this week we focus on making a will Our circumstances recently changed and my spouse and I are considering re-writing our will. We had a leaflet through the door advertising will writing services which seemed quite reasonable. Is this method recommended? …

Advice Column: Household Bills

Thursday 11th April 2024 As part of the Citizens Advice Exeter and The Express and Echo weekly advice column this week we focus on price rises. I am a single parent, with two young children. I am struggling to stay on top of my household bills – I don’t know how I’m going to afford to pay for everything. What …

Advice Column: Payslips

Thursday 4th April 2024 As part of the Citizens Advice Exeter and The Express and Echo weekly advice column we focus on payslips. I’ve just got my first payslip from a new job, I’m slightly embarrassed to say I don’t understand what all the different sections refer to. How do I know what each means and if it’s correct? Congratulations …

Advice Column: Workplace Disputes

Thursday 28th March 2024 As part of the Citizens Advice Exeter and The Express and Echo weekly advice column this week we focus on workplace disputes.   I am having problems at work. My employer has called me a meeting to discuss this. I am worried. What should I do? If you’re unhappy about something that your employer has said …

Advice Column: Traders Going Bust

Thursday 21st March 2024 As part of the Citizens Advice Exeter and The Express and Echo weekly advice column this week we focus on when a trader goes bust.   I ordered a watch online with personalised engraving for my partner’s upcoming 40th birthday. The company has since gone out of business. I keep phoning and emailing them but can’t …