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This week is National Consumer Week – Know your rights when buying on-line

National Consumer Week 2018 is from 26th November to 2nd December. The campaign this year is focusing on your rights when buying from an on-line marketplace – that is websites where traders and private individuals list and sell products. At this time of year in the run-up to Christmas a lot of people will be […]

Universal Credit snapshot report

Universal Credit (UC) is the biggest-ever change to the benefit system. UC is a new benefit which helps people on a low income or not in work meet their living costs. It combines six benefits, including Housing Benefit and Working Tax Credit, into a single monthly payment. UC has now been rolled out across the […]

Don’t miss a trick! – be Scam Aware

June is Scams Awareness Month. A scam is a scheme to try to steal money, personal information or data from a person or organisation. Other names for a scam include fraud, hoax, con, swindle and cheat. Anyone can fall for a scam. Scams are getting increasingly sophisticated and even the most cautious people can be […]

Stop Loan Sharks

Do you know what a loan shark is? If you have borrowed money from someone who offered you a cash loan but didn’t give you any paperwork and he or she is now wanting you to pay it back with a huge amount of interest attached you may have been the victim of a loan […]

Big Energy Saving Week

Big Energy Saving Week runs from the 22nd January 2017 with the aim of helping people save money on the cost of energy. It is being delivered by a partnership between Citizens Advice and the Energy Saving Trust. Many people stay on the same tariff with their energy company for years and are unaware that […]

CA at Shaftesbury and Gillingham Show

CITIZENS ADVICE WILL BE AT THE SHAFTESBURY & GILLINGHAM SHOW 16 August 2017 Visit us at: WESSEX ARCADE (behind the main ring and by the Heavy Horse & Driving Ring) TO TAKE PART IN OUR RAFFLE PRIZES INCLUDE A LOVELY VIRGINIA HAYWARD HAMPER, GARDEN CENTRE VOUCHERS, WINE, WINE VOUCHERS, BEAUTY THERAPY VOUCHERS, LEISURE CENTRE VOUCHERS […]

July is Scams Awareness Month

Play your part – act on Scams Scams are schemes perpetrated by criminals to con you out of your money. Unfortunately the number and range of scams is increasing and they are becoming more and more sophisticated. Scams can be initiated on-line, over the telephone, though social media or through the post and can involve […]

Shop and donate to us through Easyfundraising

We have now signed up with easyfundraising to be able raise donations for Dorchester, Sherborne Citizens Advice from our supporters shopping online. There are over 3,000 shops and sites ready to make a donation, including Amazon, John Lewis, Aviva, the Trainline and Sainsbury’s – it doesn’t cost you anything. It’s as easy as 1, 2, […]

Have you been affected by the Benefit Cap?

Have you been affected by the Benefit Cap?  If you have, would you be happy to talk to us about what impact this has had and the situation you are now in as a result?   Any information you give us will be in strict confidence.   If you would be willing to share your experience […]