More people turning to Citizens Advice as the service marks its 80th year Coventry Citizens Advice reveals welfare benefits was its top local issue last year, with 8,931 people turning to its advisers for help. Citizens Advice is celebrating 80 years of service across England and Wales on 4 September […]
Welfare reform has meant changes for many people claiming benefits. The welfare benefit system is complicated. It’s easy for both claimants and officials to make mistakes that lead to serious problems and a loss of money. Advice Services in Coventry can provide FREE advice to help with these problems. Kate Algate, Chief […]
Citizens Advice today launched its new Scams Action project offering support to those who feel vulnerable to online scams. Funded through a donation from Martin Lewis, of ‘moneysavingexpert’ fame, this project will specifically support those hit by online scams. If you think that you have found an online scam, have […]
Citizens Advice launches national scams awareness campaign 2019
Scams are many and varied, with increasing complexity and sophistication. By arming people with the knowledge they need to recognise a scam, they can protect themselves and those around them, preventing harm in the first place.
We want consumers to
Today Coventry Citizens Advice has launched a new service called “Help to Claim” for those who need help to apply for Universal Credit in Coventry. People will now be able to get support from the charity as they submit their Universal Credit application to get their first full payment. Help […]
January 21st 2019 is the first day of Big Energy Saving Week (BESW); a national campaign to promote getting a better deal on your energy bills through switching your supplier or your tariff to a cheaper deal. As in previous years, this campaign is a partnership between Citizens Advice, CA […]
National Consumer Week (NCW) is an annual campaign which aims to raise awareness of consumer issues, rights and resources available to help people when they need it. Every year the campaign covers a different topic, and this year our theme is online marketplaces, specifically focussing on those that sell goods.
Universal Credit Full Service (UCFS) began a phased roll out in Coventry on July 11th 2018. It has now been with us for three months and over 1,000 new claims have been taken. The initial roll out primarily affected those on ‘legacy’ benefits like Jobseekers Allowance, Income Support or ESA, who were […]
Universal Credit Full Service began a phased roll out in Coventry on July 11th. This has been billed, nationally, as the biggest welfare reform in 60 years. But there have been problems with roll out elsewhere and there are likely to be problems with roll out in Coventry. Universal Credit […]
June is National Scams Awareness Month and Coventry Citizens Advice wants you to get involved. Over £5bn is lost to consumers each year through mass-marketed scams alone; yet only 5% of scams are reported. We want you to report your experiences. If you want to find out more about local […]