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IT is almost a year since Universal Credit was introduced in West Dorset and since then a large number of people have contacted the local offices of Citizens Advice to help them sort out difficulties they are having with this new system. […]
CITIZENS Advice has just launched an innovative new project in conjunction with West Dorset Mencap, which aims to help people with learning difficulties and their families deal with any financial problems they may face. […]
CITIZENS Advice has raised concerns about aggressive tactics being used by bailiffs and wants to see better regulation of their activities. It has also highlighted the unfair practice of tenants in the private rented sector being subjected to revenge evictions as a result of raising a complaint. […]
THE local offices of Citizens Advice have voiced their concerns about the difficulties that many people are experiencing with filling in their claims to obtain Universal Credit, the new social security system which has recently replaced six means-tested benefits and tax credits. […]
ISSUES relating to welfare benefits continued during the last year to be the reason people most often contacted the local offices of Citizens Advice, with a growing number of them wanting to discuss the controversial new system of Universal Credit, which was introduced in this area towards the end of last year. […]
THE launch of the new LymeOnline newspaper on February 23 coincides with Fuel Poverty Awareness Day which is aimed at highlighting the problems faced by those struggling to keep warm in their homes. […]