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

Concerns council tax debts are passed to bailiffs too quickly

21 August 2013

Citizens Advice has raised concerns that some councils are passing debts to bailiffs too quickly and aren’t doing enough to support those who are struggling to pay. New figures released today from the Money Advice Trust reveal local authorities referred 1.8 million debts to bailiffs in 12 months.

Stretched households need responsible short-term credit

07 August 2013

Banks  and other mainstream lenders are still leaving a huge gap in the market by not offering a responsible alternative to a short-term loan, says Citizens Advice as new research from Uswitch reveals half of payday loan customers believe they meet short-term borrowing needs in a way not offered by traditional lenders.

Rogue quick house sale companies must be stopped

06 August 2013

People can see their home go for less than it is worth because of unscrupulous quick house sale firms, says Citizens Advice as the OFT investigates three quick sale house companies.