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Citizens Advice Halton is urging people to act on scams

Citizens Advice Halton is spreading the word about scams to help stop more people across Widnes and Runcorn from being conned. The charity is taking part in Scams Awareness Month, a campaign encouraging people to report and talk about scams that starts on Saturday 1 July. The drive to get more people reporting scams comes […]

10 things employers say to mislead workers about their rights

Asking people to go self-employed to keep their jobs, telling agency staff they don’t get sick pay and suggesting pregnant staff cut their hours are among the things some employers say to try and find ways around workers’ rights, Citizens Advice can reveal. The charity has identified 10 common things that some employers say to […]

More support needed for “Personal Independence Payments” claimants

In the last 12 months alone over 800 disabled people have called on local charity, Citizens Advice Halton for support to claim “PIP” and Disability Living Allowance to help them cover the increased costs associated with their disability.   According to research by national charity SCOPE, disabled people spend an average of £550 a month […]

Help available to deal with post-Xmas money worries

Citizens Advice is expecting more than 370,000 people to seek help on financial issues such as pensions, investments and debts in January after analysis by the charity reveals that people are more likely to research financial decisions now than at any other time of the year.   The analysis of demand for advice over the […]

Want-to-quit smokers offered support at Citizens Advice offices

Citizens Advice Halton and Halton BC’s Health Improvement Team are launching a new partnership to make it easier to help people quit smoking. Last year Citizens Advice Halton helped over 1,400 with money problems and debt.  In many cases, people wanted to quit smoking because of the huge cost of cigarettes and also because they […]