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Steps to take when getting building work done by outside contractors

Posted: Thu, 13 Jun 2024 11:02

Citizens Advice Charnwood advises on steps to take when getting building work, renovations or repairs done to your home by outside contractors.

"I've just had my bathroom retiled, but I'm not happy with... Read More »

Tips on how to have a trouble-free holiday

Posted: Fri, 10 May 2024 11:40

Citizens Advice Charnwood shares tips on how to have a trouble-free holiday.

'We're booking a summer holiday to Spain. It's been a while since we've gone on holiday and we really don't want anything to... Read More »

Understanding your payslip

Posted: Wed, 10 Apr 2024 12:21

"I've just got my first payslip from a new job, I'm slightly embarrassed to say I don't understand what all the different sections refer to. How do I know what each means and if it's correct? "

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How the advice we give you effects our campaigning work

Posted: Wed, 13 Mar 2024 13:11

Citizens Advice Charnwood explains how the advice we give for the problems that you bring to us helps Citizens Advice nationally to campaign on the big issues and even inform government policy.
When problems... Read More »

Paying your Council Tax

Posted: Mon, 05 Feb 2024 14:10

'My Council Tax bill 2023/24 has just come through and I am concerned about how I can pay it.'

If you are already struggling to meet everyday household expenses the arrival of a new Council Tax demand can... Read More »

How can I make sure I don't get into debt?

Posted: Mon, 15 Jan 2024 16:24

This time of year is always so expensive. I've seen offers for 'Buy Now Pay Later' when I'm doing online shopping. It seems like a good way to spread the cost of some of the things I need but how can I... Read More »

Many families unaware of Tax-free Childcare scheme

Posted: Tue, 12 Dec 2023 12:56

Many working families are unaware of the government's Tax-free childcare scheme according to the latest data from HMRC. Citizens Advice Charnwood explains what it is, who might be eligible and how to claim.... Read More »

Changes to 'legacy' benefits coming soon

Posted: Sat, 18 Nov 2023 14:47

Citizens Advice Charnwood warns that changes to benefits are coming soon to the Charnwood area. If you are receiving one or more 'legacy benefits' you will need to move (migrate) to Universal Credit. ... Read More »