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Great Legal Bake 2018

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Support Citizens Advice Westminster in The Great Legal Bake, 12-16 February 2018 The Great  Legal Bake is back for its annual challenge! Fancy yourself as the office Mary Berry, Paul Hollywood or Nadiya Hussain? Well this is your chance to showcase your culinary talents whilst raising funds to support your local legal advice agency, Citizens […]

New chair for Citizens Advice Westminster’s Trustee Board

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Dee Conaghan has been appointed as the new Chair of Citizens Advice Westminster and took over from Alan Gorringe at the AGM on 16 November.  Alan has served an impressive nine years as Chair and was congratulated by the meeting for his commitment and valuable contribution to the Westminster bureau. Dee has had a long […]

Fighting poverty theme at 2017 AGM

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Fighting poverty was the theme for the 2016/17 AGM and annual report presented at the meeting on 16 November by Shirley Springer, CEO Citizens Advice Westminster. Shirley explained : “Helping clients through the various projects and services of Citizens Advice Westminster is crucial in helping to fight and overcome poverty.The impact changing benefits legislation has […]

Cut your energy costs this winter: check our top tips!

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Top tips to save energy costs and how to switch and save Westminster residents are the second least likely in the country to switch energy provider and save money. Are you one of them ? If so we run regular workshops to help you do this but we also provide guidance and information on how […]

Passport to financial well-being

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Money management was on the agenda at a well-being fair at Her Majesty’s Passport Office (HMPO) as part of Citizens Advice’s mission to highlight the importance of financial education. Financial Capability team volunteer Fran presented at the fair on 13 November as part of our Financial Capability Week programme 2017. “When I arrived at HMPO […]

New advice service for EU nationals in Westminster

Welcome to our last newsletter of 2017 where we report on what we have been doing during the last quarter of this year. We were delighted to welcome the Right Worshipful Lord Mayor of Westminster, Councillor Ian Adams, to our AGM on 16 November. Thanks to the generosity of Herbert Smith Freehills, this was held […]

Top Tips for posting letters and parcels this Christmas!

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   Tip 1: Plan ahead and save money: If you plan ahead and leave enough time, you can use 2nd class stamps for your Christmas mail saving a minimum of 9p per stamp on a basic card. Tip 2: Take care with money and valuables: Use a cheque rather than sending cash if you need to send […]

5 Top tips to avoid a Christmas debt hangover!

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Christmas is a time of giving, but you don’t want to give yourself a headache in the New Year with bills and debts you can’t afford. It’s all too easy to overspend as there are tempting offers and pressures to buy, but you must decide how much you can afford before you start spending. It’s […]

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