Citizens Advice Exeter response to extension of ban on bailiff enforced evictions

Leading local advice charity, Citizens Advice Exeter, has responded to the government announcement of an extension of the ban bailiff enforced evictions. Steve Barriball, Chief Executive of Citizens Advice Exeter, said: “The government has made the right decision to extend this protection. Renters who are struggling with arrears shouldn’t face the prospect of losing the roof over their head when everyone …

Advice Column: Consumer

Thursday 31st December 2020 As part of the Citizens Advice Exeter and The Express and Echo weekly advice column this week we focus on consumer rights.  I bought a pair of trainers from a private seller on an online marketplace. The advert said they were Asics but when they arrived the branding said Basics. They are clearly not what was …

Advice Column: Talk About Abuse

Thursday 24th December 2020 As part of the Citizens Advice Exeter and The Express and Echo advice column this week we focus on our Talk About Abuse campaign.  I’ve heard about your Talk about Abuse campaign. What is it and how can I support the campaign? Talk about Abuse is a campaign to encourage people to look for signs of …

Advice Column: Redundancy

Thursday 17th December 2020 As part of the Citizens Advice Exeter and The Express and Echo weekly advice column, this week we focus on challenging an unfair redundancy or problem at work.  I don’t think that my boss is treating me fairly due to the impact that Coronavirus has had on my ability to do my job. I am worried …

Advice Column: Self Employed

Thursday 10th December 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 really fallen away because of the Coronavirus restrictions. I claimed for the first two Self-Employment Income Support Scheme payments and heard that there …

Advice Column: Cost of Xmas

Thursday 3rd December As part of the Citizens Advice Exeter and The Express and Echo weekly advice column, this week we focus on meeting the costs of Christmas.  I’m dreading Christmas this year because we are really struggling to pay the bills and there’s no cash to spare for cards, presents and so on. What can I do?  Follow our …

Advice Columns: Energy Costs

Thursday 26th November As part of the Citizens Advice Exeter and The Express and Echo weekly advice column, this week we focus on how to keep your energy costs down.  I need some help with keeping my energy bills down. I’ve been working from home since lockdown, and have been told I’ll not be back in the office before January …

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 …