This is a question Citizens Advice is very frequently asked. If you’re already in the UK, a non-EU/EEA spouse (husband, wife or civil partner) will need a visa to join you to live for over 6 months. They’ll need to make the application from outside the UK.
Your spouse can initially stay 33 months and then renew their visa in the UK for another 2 years and 6 months.
A popular query on the national Citizens Advice website is what help is available if you’re on a low income. If you’re of working age but not earning enough to get by, here are some options.
Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction
Both of these benefits are provided by Surrey Heath Borough Council.
A record £2,525 raised to support the work of
Citizens Advice Surrey Heath
Friday, 6th October saw the return of our annual Quiz Night in aid of Citizens Advice Surrey Heath. This is proving to be a popular event with 25 teams of up to 8 people participating this year.
New inheritance tax (IHT) rules mean that most home owners can now pass on their property free of tax, without the need for legal trusts or other complex arrangements. But if you don’t have a will and are not married (or in a civil partnership) you won’t qualify for the maximum 1 million pounds allowance.
A Citizens Advice survey has revealed that over 16 million adults a year in the UK sign up for subscription services which take regular payments from their credit card.
It found that 2 million have had a request to cancel their credit card payments declined – and that a shocking 84% did not realise they had signed up to the subscription in the first place!
If you are receiving unwanted calls or texts, here are some steps you can take.
Malicious calls or texts
If you receive abusive or harassing calls or texts you should immediately contact the customer service department of your phone network company. They can help you block calls and texts or can start criminal investigations.
Over 2 million people if the UK have a Blue Badge. You may be entitled to one too if you’re disabled or have a health condition that affects your mobility, or if you care for a child with a health condition.
As well as free parking in the UK, a Blue Badge also exempts you from London congestion charging and it is recognised in all European countries.
We are delighted that the 2017 Citizens Advice Surrey Heath Golf Day was another successful event, helped by a blue sky and sunshine – not something you can always guarantee in April. It was held again at the prestigious Berkshire Golf Club but this time the 24 teams of golfers played the Blue Course after last year playing the Red Course.