Advice Column: Coronavirus – Returning to Work

Thursday 4th June 2020 As part of the Citizens Advice Exeter and The Express and Echo weekly advice column, this week we focus on concerns about returning to work. I work in retail and my company says it’s starting to look at how we might reopen later in the summer. This is making me so anxious, even though I don’t …

Advice Column: Paying Your Bills

Thursday 28th May 2020 As part of the Citizens Advice Exeter and The Express and Echo weekly advice column, this week we focus on paying your bills. My income has dropped due to coronavirus and I’m struggling to keep up with all of my bills. I rent my house from a private landlord and pay all the usual bills – …

Advice Column: Coronavirus Self-Employed

Thursday 21st May 2020 As part of the Citizens Advice Exeter and The Express and Echo weekly advice column, this week we focus on Coronavirus support for the self-employed.  I am self-employed and struggling to make ends meet. I have heard about the Government’s support for the self-employed, but have urgent money problems now. What help is available? The Government …

Advice Column: Coronavirus Top Tips

Thursday 14th May 2020 As part of the Citizens Advice Exeter and The Express and Echo weekly advice column, this week we focus on top tips for self-isolating due to the Coronavirus. I am at home isolating from the Coronavirus, and wondered if you had any tips for things that I could do whilst I have some time on my …

Advice Column: Coronavirus Job Retention

Thursday 7th May 2020 As part of the Citizens Advice Exeter and The Express and Echo weekly advice column, this week we focus on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.  I work in retail and my employer has told me that I have been furloughed under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. What does this mean and will I still get paid? …

Advice Column: Energy Bills

Thursday 30th April 2020 As part of the Citizens Advice Exeter and The Express and Echo weekly advice column we focus on energy bills.  I run a small business. It’s been a very difficult six months for us, we lost a contract with one of our major clients and I just haven’t been able to replace it with new business. …

Advice Column: Council Tax Arrears

Thursday 23rd April 2020 As part of the Citizens Advice Exeter and The Express and Echo weekly advice column we focus on support for council tax bills.  I have received my new Council Tax bill. I think I am going to really struggle to pay it in full this year as my hours at work have been reduced. What help …

Advice Column: Flybe

Thursday 16th April 2020 As part of the Citizens Advice Exeter and The Express and Echo weekly advice column we focus on help for those affected by the collapse of Flybe.  With the collapse of Flybe, what help is available to former staff and those whose flights or holidays have been cancelled?  Flybe employees who have decided they need benefits …

Advice Column: Coronavirus

Thursday 9th April 2020 As part of the Citizens Advice Exeter and The Express and Echo weekly advice column, and in a change to our previously advertised column, this week we focus on your rights if an event is cancelled due to coronavirus.  I’ve got tickets to an event and I’m not sure what will happen in light of coronavirus. …

Advice Column: Dating Websites

Thursday 26th March 2020 As part of the Citizens Advice Exeter and The Express and Echo weekly advice column this week we focus on dating website scams.  I recently joined a dating website. I was contacted by a lovely man and we started to exchange messages. We now email every day, although we haven’t met in person yet. We had …