Advice Column: Travel Insurance Scam

Thursday 17th August 2017 As part of the Citizens Advice Exeter and The Express and Echo weekly advice column we focus on travel insurance scams.  I’m planning a long holiday and have been struggling to find travel insurance for a reasonable price. I’ve found a good deal from a Facebook advert but my friend thinks it might be a scam. …

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 …

Advice Column: ESA

Thursday 10th August 2017 As part of the Citizens Advice Exeter and The Express and Echo weekly advice column we focus on appealing an Employment and Support Allowance decision.  I have had my application for Employment and Support Allowance turned down by the Department for Work and Pensions. I am very upset about this. What can I do to appeal …

Advice Column: Universal Credit

Thursday 3rd August 2017 As part of the Citizens Advice Exeter and The Express and Echo weekly advice column we focus on Universal Credit.  I am about to apply for Universal Credit for the first time, but have been told that there is a six week wait before the first payment. I’m worried that I won’t be able to pay …

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 …

Advice Column: Council Tax Arrears

Thursday 27th July 2017 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 …

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 …

Advice Column: Financial Healthcheck

Thursday 20th July 2017 As part of the Citizens Advice Exeter and The Express and Echo weekly advice column we focus on carrying out a financial health check.  I have been struggling financially over the last year or two and finally seem have got things straight. What should I do to make sure I maintain my financial situation? It is …

Advice Column: Workplace Disputes

Thursday 13th July 2017 As part of the Citizens Advice Exeter and The Express and Echo weekly advice column 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 done, you …