Advice Column: Self-Employed

Thursday 17th September 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 …

New Vacancy: Help to Claim Service

Fixed Term until 31st March 2020 (further extension dependent on funding) Adviser: £15,483 (25.5 hours per week) Closing Date: 12 noon on Friday 2nd October 2020 Interview Date: week commencing 12th October 2020 Citizens Advice Exeter offers free confidential advice online, over the phone, and in person. We give people the knowledge and the confidence they need to find their …

Advice Column: National Living Wage

Thursday 10th September 2020 As part of the Citizens Advice Exeter and The Express and Echo advice column this week we focus on how to ensure you are receiving the national living wage. I am over 25 and entitled to the National Living Wage, but I suspect I am being underpaid. How can I find out if I’m being paid …

Advice Column: Council Tax Arrears

Thursday 3rd September As part of the Citizens Advice Exeter and The Express and Echo weekly advice column we focus on support for council tax. I am struggling to pay my Council Tax bill this year as my hours at work have been reduced. What help is available?  If you are having problems paying your council tax it’s important to …

Advice Column: UC Claimant Commitment

Thursday 27th August As part of the Citizens Advice Exeter and The Express and Echo advice column this week we focus on the Universal Credit claimant commitment.  Last month I signed up to Universal Credit for the first time, after I was made redundant. I am looking for a new job but I’m not sure if there’s anything more I …

Advice Columns: Scams

Thursday 20th August As part of the Citizens Advice Exeter and The Express and Echo advice column this week we focus on how to avoid scams.  In more normal times I do a lot to help my elderly mum, like picking up shopping, sorting out her finances, making important calls and organising her post. But unfortunately with restrictions in place …

Advice Column: Redundancy

Thursday 12th August As part of the Citizens Advice Exeter and The Express and Echo advice column this week we focus on your redundancy rights. I am worried that my employer may make me redundant. I have not been in this position before and have no idea what my rights are. What should I be aware of? Our Employment Expert …

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 …