Advice Column: References

Thursday 19th May 2022 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: Discrimination

Thursday 12th May 2022  As part of the Citizens Advice Exeter and The Express and Echo weekly advice column this week we focus on discrimination I recently applied for a job at a local pub which offered National Minimum Wage. I did a short interview and at the end the manager asked me for some documents and also how old …

Advice Column: Maternity Leave

Thursday 5th May 2022 As part of the Citizens Advice Exeter and The Express and Echo weekly advice column this week we focus on Maternity leave I’m a self-employed woman and I’m thinking about starting a family. Am I able to take paid maternity leave? Maternity entitlements are different for self-employed women but financial support is still available. Self-employed women …

Advice Column: Council Tax

Thursday 28th April 2022 As part of the Citizens Advice Exeter and The Express and Echo weekly advice column this week we focus on Council Tax I have received by latest Council Tax bill. I think I am going to really struggle to pay it in full this year as my hours of work have been reduced. What help is …

Advice Column: Wills

Thursday 21st April 2022 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: Problems with a holiday

Thursday 14th April 2022 After the stress and anxiety of the last  few years, we treated ourselves to a luxury hotel room for our Easter holiday, but arrived to find it wasn’t available. We spent the week in a standard room instead. I reported this to my travel agent. Am I entitled to any compensation? Your holiday was lower in …

Advice Column: Problems at Work

Thursday 7th April 2022 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 or …

Advice Column: Subscriptions

Thursday 31st March 2022 As part of the Citizens Advice Exeter and The Express and Echo weekly advice column this week we focus on problems with subscriptions. During the Xmas holiday period I signed up to a free TV deal, but now they are charging me because the free period has run out and I forgot to cancel the subscription. …

Advice Column: Problems with pay

Thursday 24th March 2022 As part of the Citizens Advice Exeter and The Express and Echo weekly advice column this week we focus on pay and entitlements at work.  My employer regularly withholds or delays my pay. This makes paying my bills really difficult, and it is not always clear what I am being paid for. What are my rights? …

Advice Column: Checking in on your finances

Thursday 17th March 2022 As part of the Citizens Advice Exeter and The Express and Echo weekly advice column this week we focus on top tips for dealing with debt. With the new financial year starting in April, I thought that now would be a good time to try and get on top of my financial situation. I have some …