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7 September 2017: Tactics of credit card lenders risk pushing people into debt problems, says Citizens Advice LeicesterShire


Citizens Advice LeicesterShire is warning that tactics used by credit card lenders are putting people at greater risk of long term debt problems.Citizens Advice LeicesterShire is warning that tactics used by credit card lenders are putting people at greater risk of long term debt problems. On 30 August 2017, national Citizens Advice launched a major […]

7 September 2017: Citizens Advice LeicesterShire Switch and Save Roadshow is in Blaby this September to help people save money on their energy bills


This September, Citizens Advice LeicesterShire is holding four Switch & Save Roadshow events to help people in Blaby 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. The Switch & […]

20 July 2017: Liz Kendall MP visits Citizens Advice LeicesterShire to discuss issues facing people in Leicester, including Universal Credit


Liz Kendall, Labour MP for Leicester West, met some of the staff and volunteers at Citizens Advice LeicesterShire at our Leicester city branch in Charles Street on Friday 14th July. During her visit, Liz spoke to staff, including Chief Executive, Richard Evans, and Leicester city branch Service Leader, Dawn Montoya-Mason, in order to understand the […]

20 July 2017: Citizens Advice LeicesterShire continues to help people in Harborough to save money on their energy bills


In June 2017, Citizens Advice LeicesterShire took its Switch & Save Roadshow to Harborough. These Roadshows are pop-up outreach events in local communities that help people to find out if they could save money on energy bills by switching their supplier. In June 2017, Citizens Advice LeicesterShire took its Switch & Save Roadshow to Harborough. […]

14 July 2017: Citizens Advice LeicesterShire calls for government to fix Universal Credit as problems pushing many into debt


Citizens Advice LeicesterShire is warning that Universal Credit is putting people’s financial security at risk as they wait six weeks or more for their first payment. Many people have already turned to Citizens Advice LeicesterShire for help with Universal Credit and the charity says the numbers struggling will grow as more people move onto the […]

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 […]