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June 2016 Post

Citizens Advice Sedgemoor has been playing a leading role in a national campaign by the Rural Issues Group of bureaus.  The group is publishing the following report in support of a campaign about the decline of rural bus services.   … Continue reading

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CITIZENS ADVICE SCAMS AWARENESS MONTH 2016

This is the final act of Citizens Advice Scams Awareness Month 2016. There are so many examples of scams to recount here and many ways in which they can happen. They have been a common subject of conversation at Citizens … Continue reading

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Energy Week Update

We are just coming to the end of Big Energy Saving Week.  We are trying to raise awareness of the possibilities.  Sedgemoor Citizens Advice is calling on people in our area to swot up on switching energy supplier and, where … Continue reading

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August News

Citizens Advice Sedgemoor Research and Campaigns Team are currently working on three themes. First up – Loan Sharks.  As Payday Loans companies seem to be less of a problem, so Loan Sharks are a growing concern, especially in the run … Continue reading

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MIGRANT WORKERS ARE VULNERABLE TO UNSCRUPULOUS EMPLOYERS

Research and Campaigns at Sedgemoor CAB We are currently working on some problems encountered by migrant workers in Bridgwater. Forty migrant workers have sought advice from Sedgemoor Citizens Advice Bureau. Migrant workers have moved to the area and are being … Continue reading

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Flooding Thoughts

Our thoughts are turning to Flooding again.   We are watching the Environment Agency Flood Warnings at http://apps.environment-agency.gov.uk/flood/34678.aspx?page=1&type=RiverAndTown&term=burrowbridge   Last year we saw five flood victims who had no insurance.  We know that insurance is expensive; and with any luck … Continue reading

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Big Energy Saving Week

This is Big Energy Saving Week – a joint campaign with the Energy Saving Trust and the Department of Energy and Climate Change.  Last year 80000 people sought help with fuel debts in the UK.  We think that households could … Continue reading

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October 2014

Payday Loans We have been campaigning on the subject of Payday Loans for some time.  Since April the industry has been regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.  Last week Wonga wrote off £220million of customer debts where loans had been … Continue reading

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September 2014 Roundup

Current interests for the Social Policy Team at Sedgemoor CAB ?   We are noticing that a big proportion of people who are homeless in the area have recently been released from prison.  We are researching the numbers and talking … Continue reading

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Increasing awareness and support among the public

For 75 years, the Citizens Advice service has provided free, confidential advice and influenced decision makers to make a lasting difference for our clients. We need support from the public, and in turn from local and national government, for our … Continue reading

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