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Universal Credit cut: Everything you need to know

06 August 2021

Over the coming weeks, people claiming Universal Credit will receive notifications about a cut to their benefits this autumn. Benefits experts at Citizens Advice, which is campaigning against the cut, set out what this means for claimants.

Witness Service supports 52,000 witnesses despite Covid challenges

06 July 2021

Despite the significant challenges posed by the pandemic, the Citizens Advice Witness Service supported almost 52,000 witnesses to give evidence in criminal courts in the last year. The figures are from a report detailing the impact of the service, released today.

Housing issues surge as end of the eviction ban nears

27 May 2021

Increasing numbers of private tenants are turning to Citizens Advice for help, just as the protections put in place for renters during the pandemic come to an end in England. Citizens Advice’s online housing advice has been viewed over 2 million times in the first four months of the year.

DWP’s ‘Trust and Protect’ scheme: Your need-to-knows

19 May 2021

People who applied for Universal Credit as Covid hit could be subject to a benefits check by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). Citizens Advice sets out your need-to-knows on the DWP’s Trust and Protect scheme, and the steps you should take to ensure you don’t lose out on benefits you’re entitled to.