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, so it’s a good idea to decide how much you can afford before you […]
Category: Wiser Money Advice
Westminster residents are among the least likely to switch their energy provider, according to national research. And with many providers increasing their charges for 2017, it is always a good idea to check out your bill and see if you can save money. If you are on standard variable tariffs, you should try to lock […]
April Price Rises! Price rises are on the horizon… act now and save £££££! As we gingerly spring into Spring 2019, it’s time to put some spring into your finances! Note some of the important price rises from 1st April 2019. You can take action right now to save £££££’s! Energy prices will rise by […]
It’s never too early to learn how to manage your money wisely to prevent financial difficulties from hitting you later in life. That was the message for a group of thirty-nine 15-17 year olds at a workshop at Westminster Reference Library on 10 August, where Citizens Advice Westminster’s Financial Capability team addressed the topic of […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Citizens Advice Westminster is spreading the word about scams to help stop more people across Westminster from being conned. The charity is taking part in Scams Awareness Month, a campaign encouraging people to report and talk about scams that runs through July.
When people find out I volunteer, they sometimes ask what I gain from it since I’m not getting paid. The answer is simple: there is nothing like the feeling of excitement mixed with nervousness you get before a workshop, because you’re wondering who will be there and what the group dynamic will be like.