News & Events
Child Maintenance - new government scheme
14 December 2012
From the 10th of December, the government have introduced new rules for arranging child maintenance.
ESA sanctions are getting tougher
26 November 2012
Sanctions for people who claim ESA (Employment and Support Allowance) are getting tougher from 3rd December
The Claims Pests
19 November 2012
Citizens Advice are calling for action on PPI claims companies
Comet Goes into Administration
16 November 2012
Information on your rights if you have outstanding orders or gift cards with Comet.
Half a Million Disabled People could lose out under Universal Credit
19 October 2012
Up to half a million (450,000) disabled people and their families - including children and disabled adults living on their own - will be worse off under universal credit if current plans go ahead, finds an inquiry led by Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson and supported by The Children’s Society, Citizens Advice and Disability Rights UK.
Voice Your Choice
09 October 2012
Until the 28th of October, North Tyneside Council is asking residents to voice their views on its spending plans.
Help for Flood Victims
28 September 2012
If you've been badly affected by the recent floods, help is available.
Housing Benefit cuts if your social housing is too large
05 September 2012
If you rent your home from the council or a housing association, and claim Housing Benefit to help you pay your rent, your Housing Benefit may be cut from April 2013.
'Civil Recovery' claim defeated in court
23 August 2012
A claim by a retailer to recover losses relating to a shoplifting incident has been defeated in court because the retailer was unable to prove them.
Problems with Payday Lenders
21 March 2012
The Office of Fair Trading (OFT), the government consumer watchdog, is concerned that payday lenders might be taking advantage of you, especially if you've already got money problems.
Mortgage interest rates go up
20 March 2012
As some mortgage lenders are about to put up their variable mortgage interest rates, you could be affected if you are no longer on a fixed or a tracker rate.