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Between 1 March 2020 and 28 February this year, Citizens Advice across Oxfordshire helped 2,750 people with over 7,000 debt issues. This is significantly lower than previous years.
Now the restrictions are lifted on possession action, the loss of the £20 per week Universal Credit uplift and energy companies predicting significant, people are urged to get in touch now, rather than wait for further action to be taken.
The cost of wholesale gas, which we use to heat most of our homes and to generate much of our electricity, has increased by 250% in the past year, and 70% since August. Citizens Advice is asking the Government to provide emergency grant support, to provide extra to help people particularly affected by the rising cost of living.
See how you can reduce your energy bills and talk to us for further advice.
“Taking away my £20 per week is incomprehensible – it’s such a huge amount”
- Benefits cut of £20-a-week set to hit 1 in 9 people across Oxfordshire
- Local charity warns of increased debt and hardship if ‘lifeline’ ends in October
Citizens Advice across Oxfordshire joined hundreds of charities to urge the government against a cut to Universal Credit that would impact 1 in 9 working-age people in Oxfordshire.
See our advice if you are worried about getting less Universal Credit.