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

Citizens Advice responds to DWP’s new Universal Credit figures

15 September 2017

Citizens Advice has today reiterated its call for the roll-out of Universal Credit to be paused and problems with the benefits fixed as new figures from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) show 1 in 5 people applying for Universal Credit are waiting longer than six weeks for their first payment.

Citizens Advice responds to new Universal Credit figures

13 September 2017

As new figures released by the Department for Work and Pensions show over half of families on Universal Credit receive help with their housing costs, Citizens Advice says that problems with the new benefit - such as the long wait for payment - mean thousands could be at risk of falling behind on their rent.

Broadband set-up delays hit 1 in 3 moving house

31 August 2017

Over 1 in 3 people who move house experience an unexpected delay in getting their broadband working - with some facing a delay of more than 2 weeks, new research from Citizens Advice finds.

Citizens Advice responds to British Gas price rise

01 August 2017

Citizens Advice has responded to British Gas announcing that it will raise the price of its annual dual fuel standard variable tariff by 7.3%, with electricity bills rising by 12.5%, from 15 September.

Citizens Advice responds to Supreme Court ruling on Employment Tribunal fees

26 July 2017

Citizens Advice has responded to the Supreme Court’s ruling this morning that fees for Employment Tribunals are unlawful. The national charity called on government to act swiftly to suspend the fees system and ensure all of those who are out of pocket after paying fees get their money back.