How the Budget will impact your finances

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The Chancellor Rishi Sunak set out the new Budget at the start of this month. Focusing mainly on the country’s economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, it also introduced some measures to help individuals’ finances.

But what does it mean for the residents of Wigan, Leigh and Makerfield? In this blog post, we’ll outline the key measures that could affect your wallet.

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Meet the team - Hollie Spilsbury, Advice Trainee

Hollie Spilsbury, Advice Trainee

At Citizens Advice Wigan Borough (CAWB), we welcome staff and volunteers from all sorts of circumstances. In this blog post, we introduce Hollie, one of the newest members of our team. Hollie is currently on placement with us from university, where she is studying for a BA(Hons) in Social Work.

Hollie is working in our general advice team, helping clients through call backs, webchat and email.

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The eviction ban is set to end - what you need to know

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The ban on bailiff-forced evictions is set to end on 31 March - meaning if you’ve fallen behind on rent payments your landlord will legally be able evict you.

We know this is worrying for a lot of our clients - if you’ve fallen behind on rent payments or your landlord has already started eviction proceedings, it’s important to get help as soon as possible.

We’ve put together this blog with some tips on what you should do depending on your situation - if you’re worried about being evicted, you should get in touch with our team as soon as possible.

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Helping residents to take early action on debt

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At Citizens Advice Wigan Borough, we help our clients to resolve all sorts of issues by giving them the advice and support they need. One of the reasons people come to us for help is to manage and deal with debt.

We recently talked about reasons to address consumer debt head-on, but the best way to deal with debt is often to take early action. This can prevent the situation from getting worse, which can have an effect on your health and well-being.

Whether it’s consumer debt like credit cards, or rent / council tax arrears, our dedicated advisers can help you to find a way forward. Here are some stories from clients we’ve helped recently.

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