Miss Piggy once said “Never eat more than you can lift. ”
Regrettably this is not a problem that many people on low incomes face today. In April, the UK’s leading foodbank charity, the Trussell Trust, said they had seen the biggest rise in numbers given emergency food since the charity began in 2000.
The rules for challenging or appealing against a benefit decision for most benefits paid by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) changed on 28 October 2013. The new rules already apply to Universal Credit (UC) and Personal Independence Payment (PIP).
If you disagree with a decision about your benefit that is dated on or after 28 October 2013,
Whether you live in an old house or a new one, are a tenant or a homeowner you may well feel that it is becoming more and more of a financial burden. Rent or mortgage repayments, Council Tax and heating and lighting bills all mount up to form a significant part of what we spend.
“It is extremely likely [95 percent confidence] more than half of the observed increase in global average surface temperature from 1951 to 2010 was caused by the anthropogenic increase in greenhouse gas concentrations and other anthropogenic forcings together.”
Statement issued by the Fifth Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
ARE YOU FINDING IT DIFFICULT TO GET COMPENSATION FROM A TRADER?
YOU MAY WANT TO CONSIDER TAKING THEM TO A SMALL CLAIMS COURT
The most common types of small claims are:
When Izaak Walton wrote about fishing in ‘The Compleat Angler’, first published in 1653 the most technical question which concerned him was probably which fly to choose.
It is difficult to know what he would have made of Phishing, the act of attempting to acquire information such as usernames,
The cost of keeping a child at school can be quite a test. As a parent, you may be entitled to certain types of financial help, depending on your circumstances and whether your child is of compulsory school age or the type of school he or she attends. The help could come from the local education authority,
Get Safe Online, an online safety initiative, has launched a ‘Switched on’ campaign to help you keep your children safe while using the Internet. The site also contains useful advice on Internet safety in general. .Before you talk to your child about Internet use however you might want to remind yourself of what to do and not to do.
DO YOU NEED SOMEONE TO MANAGE YOUR AFFAIRS?
OR MAY YOU NEED TO DO THIS FOR SOMEONE ELSE?
IT’S IMPORTANT TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS IN ADVANCE
Citizens Advice have been lobbying for simplification of forms and a reduction of fees
Reasons for managing someone else’s affairs may be that:
Managing someone else’s affairs can mean a number of things including: