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Press releases

Our press releases highlight issues that are of concern for our clients and our network.

Citizens Advice response to summer Budget 2015

08 July 2015

Gillian Guy, Chief Executive of Citizens Advice, said: “Whilst this Budget provides help to the low paid those at the sharp end of welfare cuts will really struggle. The growing economy needs to lead to a more secure future for all; whether you are starting out as self employed; a parent trying to balance work with childcare or in someone who works but needs extra support.

Government review must look at tackling all forms of domestic abuse

07 July 2015

Citizens Advice has today called for the Government to make sure its review to tackle domestic violence helps victims of all types of abuse. The national charity has also welcomed extra funding to support victims, after the Chancellor announced that he will commit a further £3.2m in tomorrow’s Budget toward refuges.

Momentum in tackling domestic abuse must be maintained

25 June 2015

Citizens Advice has today said that guidance to help people identify domestic abuse and support victims must be made more widely available to maintain welcome progress in criminal prosecutions. The Crown Prosecution Service has revealed that a record 107,000 of people have been prosecuted for violence against women and girls offences.

Surge in problems with parking on private land

18 June 2015

Citizens Advice is reporting a dramatic rise in people seeking help about penalties for parking on private land, according to the charity’s latest Consumer Advice Trends report.

Sky-high exit fees need to stop

11 June 2015

Citizens Advice highlights high exit fees faced by some broadband and mobile customers as Ofcom plans to allow consumers to switch providers without penalties.