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Worry about rising household bills?

Need help managing a tight budget in 2022? Firstly, find out exactly what money you have coming in and going out each month. Be realistic about what you need for essentials like food and travel. Then you can set yourself a budget that you can stick to – take a look at the budgeting tool […]

Avoiding Green Scams

Do you know how to stay safe, while going green? Recent research by Citizens Advice has found that in the East of England 64% of adults are thinking about making their homes more energy efficient in the next 12 months. But 31% said they have already been targeted by a green scam. Citizens Advice Diss, […]

WhatsApp Scam

How to avoid becoming the victim to a message-based scam According to research by WhatsApp, 59% of Brits say they or someone they know have received a message-based scam in the last year. There are been a rise in reports of friend-in-need scams — where a scammer poses as someone you know to get you […]

Is the person you’re paying, qualified to give the right advice?

I’ve paid for someone to advise me on housing and benefits. They’re well respected in my community and a lot of people pay for their advice, however, I don’t feel Iike I received the correct advice. I’ve received a few letters from the DWP and the person offering me advice is asking for even more […]

Addressing concerns about higher energy bills this winter

Citizens Advice charities in Norfolk providing energy advice to vulnerable consumers are warning of an increase in people struggling to pay their energy bills and turning to charities for help and support. A huge surge in wholesale gas prices and the energy price cap rise will continue to impact household energy bills and the increase […]

Have your plans for retirement been derailed by the pandemic?

People approaching retirement age were amongst those who lost jobs as a result of the pandemic. Some were self-isolating for long periods, due to vulnerabilities, and some are now not able or wanting to return to their previous occupations or full time work. As Furlough ends, some organisations are looking to make redundancies and people […]

Are your Bills and Debts building up?

If you’ve fallen behind on my bills and the debts are building up, where do you start? A great first step is asking for help, and it’s important to know you don’t need to face this alone. You can contact your nearest Citizens Advice for help. In the meantime, here are four steps you can […]

Energy Deals Doorstep Sellers Warning

Charities warns householders to watch out for doorstep sellers offering energy deals Citizens Advice charities in Norfolk providing energy advice to vulnerable consumers are warning householders to be aware of doorstep sellers signing up customers to new gas and electricity deals. The charities, that provide free impartial and confidential advice, are very aware that many […]

What repairs are private landlords required, by law, to do?

I’ve been living in my privately rented flat for years. I generally have a good relationship with my landlord but I just can’t get them to carry out various repairs that have built up. How can I get them to act – and what exactly do they have to do? The law states that your […]

Scam Awareness 2021

14 June 2021 Nearly 3 in 4 people in the East of England targeted by scammer so far in 2021  72% of people in the East of England have been targeted by a scammer since January, new research by Citizens Advice has found.   Fraudsters tried to trick locals in a range of ways, but the biggest scam faced by those in the East of England is delivery scams.  […]