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Citizens Advice urges more support as cost-of-living crisis mounts in Shropshire

Citizens Advice Shropshire  is warning that – without further government action – people across Shropshire risk falling into severe hardship in order to shoulder energy price hikes. The local charity, which has seen the number of people needing help with energy debts increase by 21% since last year, has found that: 19% in West Midlands are currently unable to afford energy bills, even […]

#KeepTheLifeline advice press release

Universal Credit cut: Everything you need to know Over the coming weeks, people claiming Universal Credit will receive notifications about a cut to their benefits this autumn. Benefits experts at Citizens Advice Shropshire, which is campaigning against the cut, set out what this means for claimants. When will the cut happen? As it stands, the […]

#KeepTheLifeline summer press release

‘Keep Universal Credit lifeline’ urges Citizens Advice  Benefits cut of £20-a-week set to hit 1 in 9 in Shropshire    Local charity warns of increased debt and hardship if ‘lifeline’ ends in October  Citizens Advice Shropshire is urging the government against a cut to Universal Credit that would impact 1 in 9 working-age people in Shropshire.  […]

We’re on hand to help with Universal Credit

Universal Credit is a new benefit which helps people on a low income or not in work meet their living costs. It combines six benefits, including Housing Benefit and Working Tax Credit, into a single monthly payment. Previously in Shropshire Universal Credit was only available to single jobseekers but from 9h May 2018 parents, couples and people who can’t work because […]