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21 June 2017: Pension Wise – ‘Four top tips’


Whether retirement is a near or distant prospect, everyone needs a plan in place for their later years. Working within Citizens Advice LeicesterShire, Pension Wise is a free government guidance service that helps people understand their pension and the choices they have. Michael Kochanewycz, a Pension Wise guidance specialist with over two years’ experience, regularly […]

5 June 2017: Citizens Advice LeicesterShire Switch and Save Roadshow comes to Harborough to help people save money on their energy bills


This June, Citizens Advice LeicesterShire is holding four Switch and Save Roadshow events to help people in Harborough District to save money on gas and electricity. Local residents who bring an energy bill or statement letter to the Roadshow can find out if they could save money by switching their energy supplier. Residents who attended […]

I June 2017: Celebrating Volunteer Week 2017: Citizens Advice LeicesterShire congratulates 39 volunteers who have moved into paid work this year


Volunteering with Citizens Advice LeicesterShire can help people to gain work experience and move into paid employment. During the year April 2016 – March 2017, 39 Citizens Advice LeicesterShire volunteers left to pursue a job offer. Many moved on to jobs in the legal, housing, voluntary or local authority sectors, helped by the knowledge, skills […]

24 April 2017: Citizens Advice LeicesterShire is on hand to help with enquiries about Universal Credit in Hinckley & Bosworth


Universal Credit rolled out in full across Hinckley and Bosworth in March 2017. Universal Credit is a new benefit which helps people on a low income or not in work meet their living costs. It combines six benefits, including Housing Benefit and Working Tax Credit, into a single monthly payment. Before March, Universal Credit was […]

10 April 2017: Blaby residents saved up to £515 on their energy bills during first Citizens Advice LeicesterShire Roadshow


During March, Citizens Advice LeicesterShire ran four Switch and Save Roadshows across Blaby district. Blaby residents who attended the Roadshow discovered that they could save an average of £200 per year by switching their energy supplier. Two residents could make even larger savings, of £365 and £515 per year. Tony Wells, Service Leader of Citizens […]