Advice column – pensions and tax

Thursday 28 July 2016 As part of the Citizens Advice Exeter and The Express and Echo weekly advice column we focus on planning for retirement. I’m 55 and looking into my plans for retirement. I want to cash-in part of my defined contribution pension pot worth £60,000 but I’m confused about tax. How much can I take out of my …

Welfare reforms leading to more benefit enquiries

Media release Wednesday 28 July 2016 Leading local advice charity, Citizens Advice Exeter, today publishes its advice trend statistics for the first three-months of the financial year. The charity has helped 25% more people with their advice and information when compared to the same period in 2015. The advice trends over the period were as follows: Debt Overall, the charity …

Advice column – council tax arrears

Thursday 21 July 2016 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 …

Advice column – financial healthcheck

Thursday 14 July 2016 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 to have got things straight. What should I do to make sure I maintain my financial situation? It …

Advice column – workplace disputes

Thursday 14 July 2016 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 should always try and talk about it with them. It’s a good idea to try to sort out problems early …

Citizens Advice Exeter urges people to shop around for best pension deal

Media release Wednesday 6 July 2016 Leading local advice charity, Citizens Advice Exeter, is urging people to shop around for their pension to make sure they get the best deal for their retirement. A new national report from Citizens Advice found 7 in 10 people who have accessed their pension since new freedoms were introduced didn’t shop around for different …

Citizens Advice Exeter raises over £800 for justice for all

Media release Tuesday 5 July 2016 A team of walkers from leading local advice charity, Citizens Advice Exeter, raised £846.25 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. …

Third economic well-being survey launched

Media release Monday 4 July 2016 Leading local advice charity, Citizens Advice Exeter, today launches its third 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 …

Lottery success for Citizens Advice Exeter

Media release Thursday 30 June 2016 Leading local advice charity, Citizens Advice Exeter, is celebrating a lottery award of £9,187 from the Big Lottery Fund. The charity, which won the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service earlier in the month, will use the lottery funding to build capacity for its information and advice services through the purchase of new equipment and …

Welfare reforms leading to more benefit enquiries

Media release Monday 27 June 2016 Leading local advice charity, Citizens Advice Exeter, today publishes its advice trend statistics for the period 1 April – 31 May 2016. The charity has helped 38% more people with their advice and information when compared to the same period in 2015. The advice trends over the period were as follows: Welfare benefits Overall, …