More people search the national Citizens Advice website www.citizensadvice.org.uk for information about workers’ rights than any other topic. The information below summarises your main rights as an employee – this includes workers on zero-hours contracts but it excludes agency, freelance and self-employed workers as well as trainees.
In the last year more than 80,000 people came to Citizens Advice suffering a problem with a privately rented home. A buyer of a simple toaster currently has more rights than a tenant. With home ownership at a 30 year low and the majority of 25 to 34 year olds now renting,
The first week of November is National Consumer Week and this year it is focusing on the new rights we all have under the Consumer Rights Act 2015.
All goods bought after 1st October 2015 must be as described, of satisfactory quality and fit for purpose.
This year we celebrate the granting of rights and liberties to us all 800 years ago in Magna Carta – but do you know what rights you have today?
What are human rights?
Human rights are based on important principles like dignity, fairness, respect and equality. They protect you in your everyday life regardless of who you are.
Back in the 1980’s Britain was the only EU country which did not offer full statutory maternity leave, but our regulations have changed dramatically since then. The information below summarises the current range of options available for parents.
Now mothers must take at least 2 weeks off work and can take up to 52 weeks.
“Pension freedom” from 6th April means that millions of people over 55 can withdraw all their pension savings. However this potential avalanche of cash will undoubtedly attract many crooks, scams and unwise investments. You may be unhappy with the returns your pension has achieved or be disappointed about the annuities available,
Why is a bailiff coming?
If you owe money, one of the ways your creditors might try to get their money back is by
using bailiffs. Bailiffs are used to take your goods away and sell them to raise money to pay
your creditors. Bailiffs are also called enforcement officers or enforcement agents.
The human brain has a hundred billion neurons, each neuron connected to ten thousand other neurons. Sitting on your shoulders is the most complicated object in the known universe.
Michio Kaku, Theoretical Physicist
Is the fact that we experience the world through such a complex organ the reason we appear to make things so complicated?
Considering that it is only made up of five letters, the word ‘metre’ offers a number of possibilities. A metre is the fundamental unit of length in the International System of Units. Previously defined as one ten-millionth of the distance from the Earth’s equator to the North Pole (at sea level),
The three great lies. They used to be “The cheque is in the post; of course I will still love you in the morning; and I am from Head Office and here to help you”. What are today’s lies and myths?
Last year, the Baptist, Methodist and United Reformed Churches published a joint report www.jointpublicissues.org.uk/truthandlies exposing the lies we tell ourselves about poverty and the poorest in society.