Citizens Advice Newcastle is sharing tips on how people can best prepare for making a Universal Credit application so they can be paid on time. This follows the release of a new report from national Citizens Advice which finds a third of people who were helped by the charity struggle to provide the evidence needed to finish off their Universal Credit application.
People need to be on their guard against financial and legal scams following a rise in cases reported to the Citizens Advice consumer service. Citizens Advice Newcastle is now showing people how to spot scams as it launches Scams Awareness Month.
Researchers at Newcastle and Durham University have produced research which investigates how access to digital forms of credit are changing people's use of credit and their understanding and experiences of indebtedness.
The number of people in the North East with mental health problems who use Citizens Advice reached 7,000 last year.
Richard Harris, honorary trustee with local charity Citizens Advice Newcastle, awarded MBE in New Year’s Honours list.
Citizens Advice is working with Northern Powergrid to help clients who are having issues with their fuel and utilities.
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