Citizens Advice Northern Ireland
Citizens Advice Northern Ireland launches national survey to hold payday lenders to account
Citizens Advice has today released new statistics...
Last week volunteers from Northern Ireland Citizens Advice Bureau, Margaret Toner, Eddie Smith and Moneyactive trainer Grainne O’Malley attended a celebration tea
Citizens Advice warns on increase in Mortgage Debt
Citizens Advice said today that mortgage debt within its caseload had risen by 64% within the last year and by 1, 801% since 2007-2008. The figures...
A Cold House for Everyone?
New Citizens Advice survey shows desperate picture of fuel poverty in Northern Ireland – rural areas and disabled feature strongly.
A new report on fuel poverty by...
Citizens Advice said today that a benefit take up contract with the Social Security Agency (SSA) delivered over the last 12 months had helped vulnerable people to identify and claim £6.1million in ben ...
Citizens Advice today welcomed Justice Minister David Ford’s announcement of a review of public legal services. The review would consider whether legal aid should be made available to people using ad ...
Citizens Advice is pleased to announce the launch of the ‘Dealing with Debt Self Help Factsheets’ which will be held on the 8th June in the Lecture Theatre of the Ulster Museum.
Citizens Advice welcomes the package of measures unveiled today to include new rules to prevent irresponsible lending and crack down on the “sharp practices” of some credit card companies.
Citizens Advice Bureaux across Northern Ireland continue to see clients who are facing financial hardship due to the actions of unscrupulous landlords who are unreasonably withholding all or part of t ...
Citizens Advice and Nationwide Building society have joined forces on a three year partnership
Demand for Debt Advice still at a record high
11th October 2009
The demand from the general public for assistance from the Citizens Advice ‘Dealing with Debt’ service is still at a record...
Citizens Advice said today that it had reached agreement with DETI to end its court action over a disputed contract for debt advice.
Citizens Advice welcomed the FSA proposals published today for tighter control on lending.
Benefits, Debt and Employment Enquiries Up Sharply
Citizens Advice said today at its AGM that its network of offices across Northern Ireland are continuing to experience very heavy pressure of...
As the school holidays come to an end many parents are buying school uniforms for their children and feeling the burden of the financial costs associated with children returning to school.
Citizens Advice said today that its network of offices across Northern Ireland were under very heavy pressure of demand
Citizens Advice has made a detailed response to the Utility Regulator’s Social Action Plan on fuel poverty
2 February 2009
Citizens Advice has been invited to attend the Treasury Select Committee Inquiry into the Banking Crisis to be held at Stormont on Monday 2nd March 2009.
The Committee is...
Citizens Advice has seen a 283% increase in the number of redundancy enquiries to its network of bureaux across Northern Ireland in the last 4 months of 2008 compared with the same period in 2007. Th ...
An independent analysis of the debt advice provided by Citizens Advice to just under 6,000 people over the past 4 years has concluded that the service provided by CAB is “helping very vulnerable peopl ...
The Government’s White Paper Raising Expectations and Increasing Support: Reforming Welfare for the Future laid before Parliament last week will create a system where “virtually everyone has to do som ...
Citizens Advice is calling on Phoenix Gas to urgently reconsider its policy of taking 70% of payments made via a prepayment meter by customers who are in arrears.
The number of people needing to access the Dealing with Debt money advice service at Citizens Advice has increased by nearly 40% in the 12 months to September 2008.
Some of the most vulnerable people will face cuts to the amount of backdating available when they apply for certain benefits. The Government is pressing ahead with short-sighted plans to cut backdati ...
Citizens Advice calls on the Assembly to pass legislation allowing government departments to share data
Some of the most vulnerable people could end up facing cuts to backdating benefits if the government presses ahead with short-sighted plans to cut housing benefit and pension credit entitlement, Citiz ...
Citizens Advice provided compelling evidence on the increasing difficulty in accessing an NHS dentist in Northern Ireland and called for the phased abolition of prescription charges.