Advice Column: Debt Relief Orders

Thursday 22nd June 2017 As part of the Citizens Advice Exeter and The Express and Echo advice column this week we focus on Debt Relief Orders.  I’m struggling with around £18,000 worth of debt and I wondered whether I’d be eligible for a Debt Relief Order. I know the limit used to be £15,000 but I heard that it had …

Concern at increases in mortgage and private rental repossessions

Thursday 15th June 2017 Leading local advice charity, Citizens Advice Exeter, is expressing its concern as mortgage cases listed at Exeter County Court rose by 19% and private rented sector cases rose by 9% in the last year. This is comparing the year ending 31st March 2017 to the same period ending in 2016.   Across all housing sectors, there was …

Advice Column: Ill Health

Thursday 15th June 2017 As part of the Citizens Advice Exeter and The Express and Echo advice column this week we focus on financial help if you, or someone you care for, is unable to work.  My father who is 58 recently had a stroke and I have cut down my working hours to care for him. He receives sick …

“The Government needs to fix the underlying causes of people’s problems”

Wednesday 14th June 2017 With the outcome of the General Election now known, leading local advice charity Citizens Advice Exeter, is calling on the new Government to fix the underlying causes of people’s problems in five key areas Improve the benefits system for those who need it Almost half of all the issues the charity helped people with last year …

Fifth economic well-being survey launched

Monday 12th June 2017 Leading local advice charity, Citizens Advice Exeter, today launches its fifth economic well-being survey.   The survey, in partnership with the Express and Echo, Radio Exe, Exeter City Council and Exeter Chamber of Commerce, will highlight the current financial and employment situation in Exeter. It will help Citizens Advice Exeter to highlight trends with policy-makers and …

Advice Column: Scams

Thursday 8th June 2017 As part of the Citizens Advice Exeter and The Express and Echo advice column this week we focus on avoiding scams. I’ve had a letter offering me the opportunity to invest in fine wine. The returns look really good and I’m tempted, but my friend says not to trust a letter in case it’s a scam. …

Citizens Advice Exeter marks national Volunteer Week

Thursday 1st June 2017 Leading local charity, Citizens Advice Exeter is saying a “big thank you” to their 100 volunteers. The contribution of the charity’s volunteers was recognised last year when they received the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. At a time of continuing job insecurity and financial pressures, the invaluable contribution made by volunteers is needed more now than …

Advice Column: Building Problems

Thursday 1st June 2017 As part of the Citizens Advice Exeter and The Express and Echo advice column this week we focus on problems with the price of building works.  I’ve hired a builder for a loft conversion but he’s now asking for more money to finish the job, despite agreeing a price in an email. What should I do? …

Citizens Advice Exeter to Walk for Justice

Wednesday 31st May 2017 A team of walkers from leading local advice charity, Citizens Advice Exeter, is joining forces with the local legal profession and advice sector on Monday 5 June 2017 to take part in the Exeter Legal Walk. The Exeter Legal Walk celebrates the continued work of the legal profession and advice sector in protecting people’s rights and …

Advice Column: Dialling Down Debt

Thursday 25th May 2017 As part of the Citizens Advice Exeter and The Express and Echo advice column this week we focus on our Dialling Down Debt campaign.  I’m in a dispute with my mobile phone provider about a bill I don’t’ agree with. I have read about your Dialling Down Debt campaign. What is it all about?  We’re campaigning …