Advice Column: UC Job Hunting Rules Restart

Thursday 6th August As part of the Citizens Advice Exeter and The Express and Echo advice column this week we focus on the reintroduction of the rules for job-hunters in receipt of Universal Credit.  I have read that the rules for job-hunters in receipt of Universal Credit have been reintroduced after they were paused for Covid-19. What are the changes, …

Advice Column: Self-Employed

Thursday 30th July 2020 As part of the Citizens Advice Exeter and The Express and Echo weekly advice column, this week we focus on support for the self-employed due to Coronavirus. I am self-employed and work has dried up because of the Coronavirus lockdown. I claimed for the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme and heard that there is some additional help …

Advice Column: Furlough

Thursday 23rd July 2020 As part of the Citizens Advice Exeter and The Express and Echo weekly advice column, this week we focus on changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. I have been furloughed by my employer because of Coronavirus. There is some talk about me returning on reduced hours. What is the latest on the furlough scheme and …

Advice Column: Travel

Thursday 16th July 2020 As part of the Citizens Advice Exeter and The Express and Echo weekly advice column, this week we focus on travel to work during the Covid-19 pandemic. My workplace has reopened, and they have done a lot to ensure that it is safe, but the only way I can get there is on public transport. Do …

Advice Column: Racism

Thursday 9th July 2020 As part of the Citizens Advice Exeter and The Express and Echo weekly advice column, this week we focus on tackling racism, and the support available to those experiencing discrimination. Racism is an urgent issue in the UK. We all have a role to play in challenging it at a structural and individual level. We stand …

Advice Column: Coronavirus and Childcare

Thursday 2nd July 2020 As part of the Citizens Advice Exeter and The Express and Echo weekly advice column, this week we focus on returning to work and childcare. I’ve been called back to work, but my child’s school isn’t reopening. What are my rights? If you’re struggling to juggle childcare and work you have a number of options. Firstly, …

Advice Column: Coronavirus and Pregnancy

Thursday 25th June 2020 As part of the Citizens Advice Exeter and The Express and Echo weekly advice column, this week we focus on returning to work if you are pregnant. I’m pregnant and worried about returning to work, what can I do?  It is understandable that you have questions about how they can safely get back to work. If …

Advice Column: Coronavirus – Shielding and Work

Thursday 18th June 2020 As part of the Citizens Advice Exeter and The Express and Echo weekly advice column, this week we focus on shielding and returning to work. I’m in the shielded group. Do I have to go back to work if my employer asks? If you’re in the ‘extremely clinically vulnerable’ group, also known as the shielded group, …

Advice Column: Coronavirus – Part Time Working

Thursday 11th June 2020 As part of the Citizens Advice Exeter and The Express and Echo weekly advice column, this week we focus on the furlough scheme. I am currently furloughed from my full-time job, but my employer has asked me to return to work on part-time hours rather than full time. Can they do this? The Chancellor of the …