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Still feeling the heat

Shirley Springer, Chief Executive

The high summer temperatures have now dropped but many of our clients are still feeling the heat – but this time from the introduction of Universal Credit (UC) across a number of wards in Westminster.   We are monitoring the impact of the roll-out and how clients are coping with the new processes. Our adviser […]

Practical support for clients at launch of Universal Credit

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Universal Credit (UC) was launched in a number of wards in Westminster on 20 June and Citizens Advice Westminster has been monitoring the impact of the roll-out and supporting residents who need to register under the new system to receive their benefits. November will see the completion of the roll-out in Harlesden, NW6, W9, and […]

Navigating the money management maze

CAW Fincap workshop

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 […]

Another busy year for our Licensing Advice Project

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Another busy year for our Licensing Advice Project which has been supporting residents in their issues with licensing, gambling and “sexual entertainment venue” applications since 2005. Specialist licensing solicitor Richard Brown explains: “There were 138 new enquiries opened. We represented residents at 63 hearings, made written submissions in advance of 3 hearings which we were […]

Preparing for two major changes

Focus Newsletter

Welcome to the Spring 2018 issue of Focus where we report on our key activities over the past quarter.  We are gearing up for two major changes to our work and to the lives of our many clients.  The introduction of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) on 25 May means that we have been […]

New chair for Citizens Advice Westminster’s Trustee Board

Dee at Annual Conference

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 […]

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 […]

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