‘Sun forces charity to ditch rip-off helplines’‘(headline on the Sun newspaper website 07 April 2014). Do they mean Citizens Advice?. Well, yes it seems they do.
Imagine a 63 year old man – let’s call him Jim (an entirely fictitious character, so any resemblance to anyone alive or dead is coincidental) –
Bernard Manning claimed that the bigotry of which he was sometimes accused did not reflect his real character. Whatever the truth, there is no denying his wit. In the interests of a low cost Christmas he once provided batteries for his children as gifts, each with a card which read ‘Toys Not Included’.
Sheffield Hallam University is a well established and widely respected educational institution. It recently published a report entitled ‘Hitting the poorest places hardest”, which was concerned with the impact of the welfare reforms being implemented by the coalition government which will continue until 2017. The Sheffield Hallam study quotes the widely reported figure that the welfare reforms will take nearly £19 billion out of the economy (or generate savings to the welfare budget,
Do people who mourn the passing of bank managers like Mr Mainwaring (who presided over a branch in Walmington on Sea when he wasn’t commanding the local Dad’s Army platoon) have a point? Although he was pompous.he understood the idea of duty and he applied it to looking after other people’s money as well as to defending his country.
Or maybe you have already missed one or more installments? Ignoring the situation is sure to make things worse. The sooner you take action to deal with it the better.
If you have mortgage arrears, your mortgage lender will want you to clear them. If you don’t do this,
You are not alone. The UK owes £1.415 trillion in household debt, or £53,786 per household. (Source: Credit Action)
The results of a survey published by Citizens Advice just before Christmas reveal that debt problems are affecting almost every aspect of people’s lives and having a damaging impact on their work and home lives,
A simple enough question though for people who have no food and no money to buy any it can obviously give rise to anxiety on a daily basis. However, there is help at hand.
Food banks provide invaluable practical help for those in need. It is believed that the first food bank was set up in the US,