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

Childcare inflexibility standing in the way of parents' work

26 August 2015

Citizens Advice has said that childcare provision needs to be simpler and more flexible to help people into work. The charity is responding to a speech today by Education Secretary Nicky Morgan calling on childcare providers and local authorities to begin offering 30 free hours of childcare per week ahead of schedule.

Citizens Advice responds to ESA benefit changes

24 August 2015

Citizens Advice has responded to a speech made by Iain Duncan Smith today announcing plans to reform Employment Support Allowance (ESA). The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions argued that the current system is too 'binary', splitting people into 'fit for work' and 'not fit for work' categories.

Just 1 in 20 patients book GP appointments online

13 August 2015

Patients are not using online services to book appointments and order repeat prescriptions due to little awareness of the services on offer and problems accessing digital services, according to Citizens Advice.

Renters at risk in repossessions

06 August 2015

Thousands of tenants in the private rental sector face eviction at short notice when their homes are repossessed, according to Citizens Advice.

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.