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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.