Advice Column: Eviction Worries

Thursday 19th November As part of the Citizens Advice Exeter and The Express and Echo weekly advice column, this week we focus on renters worried about eviction. I have fallen behind with my rent payments as my income has been severely reduced over the last 6 months and I am really worried about being evicted. What is the process?  The …

Advice Column: Student Accommodation RIghts

Thursday 12th November As part of the Citizens Advice Exeter and The Express and Echo weekly advice column, this week we focus on your rights if you live in student accommodation.  I am studying at University and thinking about leaving my accommodation before the end of the rental agreement? What do I need to know and consider before I make …

Advice Column: Job Support Scheme Extension

Thursday 5th November As part of the Citizens Advice Exeter and The Express and Echo weekly advice column, this week we focus on the Government decision to extend the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. I have previously been furloughed by my employer because of Coronavirus. With the announcement of a further lockdown, what is being done to support employees? The Government …

Citizens Advice Exeter reports surge in coronavirus-related employment issues

Thursday 5th November 2020          Citizens Advice Exeter is reporting a 19.5% rise in clients seeking help with employment issues, as the coronavirus pandemic impacts on workers and employers in the city. In a new a research report from Citizens Advice Exeter, ‘We Can Work it Out’, the leading local advice charity highlights how certain groups were …

Advice Column: Savings

Thursday 29th October 2020 As part of the Citizens Advice Exeter and The Express and Echo weekly advice column, this week we focus on saving and budgeting. I‘ve just had my hours cut at work. I’d like to take on a second job, but there’s nothing around. It sounds ridiculous to talk about Christmas now, but I’m already worrying! I …

Advice Column: Child Trust Funds

Thursday 22nd October 2020 As part of the Citizens Advice Exeter and The Express and Echo weekly advice column, this week we focus on Child Trust Funds. I heard that people aged 18 might now be able to claim money from something called a Child Trust Fund. What is it and how do I know if I can claim? Child …

Advice Column: School Costs

Thursday 15th October 2020 As part of the Citizens Advice Exeter and The Express and Echo weekly advice column, this week we focus on help with school costs. My children have gone back to school, but I am struggling financially as we have been living off a reduced furlough income and now my hours at work have been reduced. Is …

Advice Column: Redundancy

Thursday 8th October 2020 As part of the Citizens Advice Exeter and The Express and Echo weekly advice column, this week we focus on your rights if you are at risk of redundancy. I am worried that my employer is going to start looking to make staff redundant. What things should I look out for and what are my rights …

Advice Columns: Smart Meters

Thursday 1st October 2020 As part of the Citizens Advice Exeter and The Express and Echo weekly advice column we focus on smart meters  My gas and electricity deal has come to an end and the energy company has offered me a new contract. However, they’re insisting I get a smart meter fitted. I’ve heard these don’t really work and …

Advice Column: Doorstep Loans

Thursday 24th September 2020 As part of the Citizens Advice Exeter and The Express and Echo advice column this week we focus on doorstep loans. I don’t think the company that sold me a doorstep loan carried out proper affordability checks and now I can’t afford to pay it back. Can I get a refund? The Financial Conduct Authority – …