Welcome to the Citizens Advice Charnwood newsroom.

We've all been on a roller coaster of change

Posted: Mon, 29 Mar 2021 12:30

29 March 2021

Citizens Advice Charnwood has helped more than 2,100 people during the past year of the pandemic.

The local charity, which quickly adapted so it could help more people over the... Read More »

Energy price cap rise will be 'heavy blow' to household finances already hit by Covid

Posted: Thu, 25 Feb 2021 15:53

25 February 2021

Responding to Ofgem's latest update to the energy price cap, Citizens Advice said its research in December indicated that 2.1 million households were behind on their energy bills, a rise... Read More »

Our advisers face the difficult task of telling people their income may be about to drop

Posted: Fri, 12 Feb 2021 14:59

Acting Chief Executive, Alistair Cromwell said:

Citizens Advice knows just how important the £20 a week uplift to Universal Credit has been for so many families. Since the start of the pandemic, we've... Read More »

Keep the Lifeline

Posted: Thu, 14 Jan 2021 15:33

Press Release. Keep the Lifeline

Citizens Advice Charnwood urges government against "devastating" Universal Credit cut

  • Local charity says 49% of people seeking its advice on benefits have never needed its... Read More »

In a year dominated by the coronavirus pandemic, we were still there to help people find a way forward

Posted: Mon, 11 Jan 2021 12:58

For our previous 80 years as a service, the main way people have come to us for one-to-one advice has been in person. But, with 2020 and our 81st year came the pandemic. We went from working together and... Read More »


Posted: Thu, 07 Jan 2021 15:28

Citizens Advice latest research shows half a million private renters in the UK are behind on their rent, with protections against eviction due to expire this weekend we've called on the government to act... Read More »

Update on services

Posted: Tue, 20 Oct 2020 14:00

For immediate release

Citizens Advice Charnwood announces an update to its services

In September we reopened for face to face appointments but due to further government guidance to work from home, we have... Read More »

Press release from Citizens Advice - help for renters worried about eviction

Posted: Thu, 17 Sep 2020 12:14

17 September 2020

The ban on evictions comes to an end this weekend, and new figures from Citizens Advice suggest that concern is building amongst renters about the possibility of losing their home.