Stay Out of Debt
Our new Stay Out of Debt Campaign aims to keep Oxford’s residents out of unmanageable debt over the Christmas season. Each January and February, Citizens Advice Oxford expects an increase in debt-related queries. In winter 2017 Citizens Advice Oxford will be sharing tips on Twitter using #stayoutofdebt @OxfordCAB, and reminding people to keep control of their spending.
Fixing Universal Credit
Universal Credit is the biggest change ever made to the benefits system. By 2022, more than 7 million households will be receiving it, over half of whom will be in work.
The aim of Universal Credit - to simplify the benefit system - is right. But it is currently failing too many people and forcing many into debt.
Universal Credit is currently being rolled out across the country, but this process is set to accelerate from October 2017. Citizens Advice has already helped 47,000 people with Universal Credit and our evidence reveals a number of problems which need to be addressed. If roll-out is not paused to allow this to happen, 7 million households face financial risk.
For more details also see our Universal Credit Fact Sheet.
Scams Awareness Month 2017
Citizens Advice and Trading Standards Services are leading activities throughout July for Scams Awareness Month. The aim of the campaign is to give consumers the skills and confidence to identify scams, share experiences and take action by reporting suspicious activity. We will be running events in Oxford throughout July, at venues such as banks and GP surgeries. For event updates check out our Facebook page, and for further information, the Scams Awareness Month website.
High-cost credit - our campaign to cap the cost of high-cost credit products for consumers.
Settled and safe: a renter's right
Settled and safe: a renter's right - our campaign demanding a safe and settled future for renters.
Talk about abuse
Talk about abuse - our campaign to encourage people to look for signs of domestic abuse among their friends and family, to talk about it, listen and support and suggest further help.
Secure self-employment - our campaign for simpler and more responsive policies that give self-employed people the security to plan and balance their lives, while developing their business.