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Older veterans in North Yorkshire encouraged to access new support service

  • June 23, 2017
  • Posted by: Rosalie Boyles

A NEW SERVICE for past members of the armed forces over 65 is set to launch this weekend. Saturday marks Armed Forces Day across the UK and the new service, known as Ex-Forces Support North Yorkshire, will be present at the York and Scarborough celebrations. Veterans Tommy and Judith taking part…

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New Polish Community Outreach Service

  • June 10, 2017
  • Posted by: Rosalie Boyles

Are you Polish and concerned about issues such as employment, Brexit, discrimination, debts, benefits or housing?   Citizens Advice in Selby is here to help. Come and talk to Tom and Karolina at Selby North Children’s Centre, 2.30 pm to 4.00pm, on: Monday 26th June 2017 Monday 10th July 2017…

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Advice News – Universal Credit

  • May 26, 2017
  • Posted by: Rosalie Boyles

I am about to apply for Universal Credit for the first time, but have been told that there is a six week wait before the first payment. I’m worried that I won’t be able to pay my bills. Is this right, and is there anything I can do? After applying…

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Citizens Advice highlights changes which may affect your household budget this financial year

  • April 20, 2017
  • Posted by: Rosalie Boyles

April marks the start of the new financial year, and new rates for wages, benefits and tax come into force along with changes to pensions and savings. In the last 12 months we helped 1,084 people with money queries, ranging from guidance on pensions and pay, to budgeting and shopping…

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Action Towards Inclusion Project

  • March 28, 2017
  • Posted by: Rosalie Boyles

Over £7m of new funding has been secured for the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding LEP area to allow a new partnership of 61 organisations to ‘connect’ with community members who are furthest away from work and training.   The three-year project is funded by the Big Lottery Fund…

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Sharp practice at work: Statutory Sick Pay

  • February 27, 2017
  • Posted by: Rosalie Boyles

This new analysis looks at problems workers face in accessing sick pay, investigating some of the most common issues our clients come to Citizens Advice about. In the last year, the Citizens Advice network dealt with over 12,000 issues specifically related to SSP. There has also been an increase of…

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