Welcome to Citizens Advice Oxfordshire
The Citizens Advice service aims: -
- To provide the advice people need for the problems they face
- To improve the policies and practices that affect people’s lives
The service provides free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities. It values diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination.
The Consumer Empowerment Partnership (CEP) in Oxfordshire includes our county Trading Standards Service, many consumer and support groups, housing associations, and a range of advice agencies from Banbury to Henley and Witney to Wantage. Based at Oxford CAB, the Consumer Partnership provides local leadership in protecting, informing and empowering consumers through campaigning and education. Past campaigns around Oxfordshire have covered, payday loans, used cars, energy saving, and, most recently in May 2014, energy saving, and scams.
Most recently we focused on the consumer aspects of the system of assessments for sickness and disability benefits, with a Forum on disability issues and an appearance on Radio Oxford.Links:
All sorts of people volunteer for many different reasons, but one thing that unites them all is that they find it challenging, rewarding and varied. Volunteering provides an opportunity to learn new skills and to develop existing ones.
In any role, you will develop your skills in a number of valuable areas, like communication, IT and dealing with the public, as well as increasing your self-confidence through practical hands-on experience. In addition, CAB adviser training is respected and valued throughout the advice sector.Links:
Do you have any questions or problems relating to HMRC products such as Tax Credits, Child Benefit or Self-Employment? Find out about recent news, training opportunities and how to get advice by visiting our webpageLinks:
Collecting evidence of problems faced by people across the UK
- Analysing that evidence and proposing solutions
- Involving policy and decision makers, regulators and service providers
- Lobbying MP's and local Councilors
- Contributing to public debate
- Informing legislation
BESW14 - that means saving money on your energy
Oxfordshire's Consumer Empowerment Partnership is already building up to the month of October which culminates in BIG ENERGY SAVING WEEK (Oct 20th - 25th). Follow their evolving plans here.
James Plunkett to head Citizens Advice consumer team
Formerly at the Resolution Foundation and a civil servant at 10 Downing Street, James Plunkett will join the charity in October and strengthen its campaigning arm as Head of Consumer Research and Campaigns.
Falling wages the price of falling unemployment?
Stagnant wages are the price working people are paying for the welcome growth in employment, says Gillian Guy, and many households are still unable to count on the stability of a regular income.