If your earnings change, it is very important you tell the DWP about the change or else your payments may be stopped. Read this article for the full story.
Having battled their way through the Universal Credit application process, one of our members has put together a useful set of notes on what Universal Credit is, how to apply for it, and the pitfalls. It also contains a lot of very useful links to the various web sites and resources which the average Universal Credit claimant will find useful.
We’ve been listening to feedback from our members with regard to difficulty in locating forms on the website that they use regularly. So we’ve added a new main menu option, “Forms”, which contains a list of all the forms on our web site. So if you know which form you’re looking for, they’re all here. […]
Did you know you could get a £100 fine for claiming free prescriptions simply because a tick box is missing off NHS prescription forms? Read this article for the full details. Until the new forms arrive at your surgery, check with your pharmacist when you collect your prescription to make sure you don’t get caught!
Child Benefit rates are rising in April after being frozen for 5 years! Find all the details here.
This article describes how some people are being forced to get cash from Loan Sharks. We advise that people look around carefully, especially to low-cost loans from your local credit union to help while Universal Credit payments get sorted out. Credit unions can’t help everybody, but they will do their very best to help as they do understand the problems.
Take a look at this article showing how people are shopping around to find the best deal for their current accounts.
It is with sincere regret that we have to announce the closure of the Ivybridge and Welcome Hall, Devonport, Service Points. Welcome Hall has recently changed ownership and, coupled with the retirement of the Service Point Officer, has led to its closure.
Find out more about Child Benefit in this article.
Have you heard about Open Banking? Here’s what’s happening within the High Street Banking sector.