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Your nomination really counts

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£1,000 could make a big difference to the work we do, and will enable us to offer advice and information to more people in Peterborough. That’s why we’d be really grateful if you could nominate us in Ecclesiastical’s 12 days of giving. Your nomination could be the one that wins us £1,000. Open to eligible... Read more »

Targeted campaign takes aim at loan sharks preying on vulnerable families at Christmas

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Families are being warned not to turn to predatory loan sharks charging excessive amounts of interest if they are facing financial hardship over Christmas. Research shows that Christmas is the second highest reason that people borrow money from loan sharks. Help make children’s wishes come true this Christmas by supporting national campaign to raise awareness... Read more »

Black Friday 2021 – Tips to avoid adding debt

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What is Black Friday?  The term “Black Friday” was allegedly first used by Philadelphia Police in the 1960s to describe the Friday after Thanksgiving when chaos ensued when huge numbers of shoppers came into the city to start their holiday shopping. The police worked longer than usual shifts as they dealt with accidents, traffic jams,... Read more »

Employability support

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Are you currently seeking work or considering a new career challenge? There are plenty of local and national services that can offer support and guidance in finding your next line of work. Here are some work and support links from various organisations that can offer advice, specialist support and training schemes for jobseekers and help... Read more »

Charity Fraud Awareness Week

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As we emerge from the pandemic, charities and not-for-profits need to recover and flourish without fear of fraud. We can do this by working together. Charity Fraud Awareness Week (18 – 22 October 2021) is an award-winning campaign run by a partnership of charities, regulators, law enforcers, representative and umbrella bodies, and other not-for-profit stakeholders... Read more »

National Hate Crime Awareness Week

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It’s National Hate Crime Awareness Week from 9 to 16 October 2021.  A hate incident is any incident which the victim, or anyone else, thinks is based on someone’s prejudice towards them because of: their race their religion their sexual orientation their disability their transgender identity Not all hate incidents will amount to criminal offences,... Read more »

Help us raise vital funds for free legal aid services

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Today, members of the Citizens Advice Peterborough team are taking part in the Cambridge Legal Walk. The Legal Walk is a highlight in the access to justice calendar and sees legal professionals and justice advocates walking together to raise funds for frontline legal advice services throughout the UK. Prior to the pandemic, the UK’s free... Read more »

End of the furlough scheme, what comes next?

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Government data shows that almost 3 million people have been moved off furlough since March 2021 as businesses have reopened. This has left around 2 million people still being supported by the scheme. So what happens now? The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, known as the furlough scheme, came to an end on the 30th September 2021.... Read more »

One in 10 “Buy Now Pay Later” customers chased by debt collectors

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Last week, Citizens Advice published new research showing that one in 10 Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) customers have been chased by debt collectors, rising to one in eight young people. However, not one of the BNPL checkouts on leading retailers’ websites warned people they could be referred to debt collectors for missed payments.BNPL represents a significant shift in how... Read more »