The problem with council tax debt

Almost every client that comes to BACAB or Citizens Advice as a whole has a problem with debts owes money on their council tax. Nationally, Citizens Advice advised 93,000 people with council tax debts in 2017/18. This is clearly a big problem for our clients, but it’s also a huge problem for councils , who…

Be scam aware this month

This year’s campaign, ‘Don’t miss a trick, be scam aware’, will focus on those frequently targeted for scams.  BACAB and CAB as the wider organisation are warning people to look out for the most frequent scams to avoid becoming a victim. Spam emails, suspicious activity alerts from your bank, cold calling seem to have become part of our daily…

Are you Thriving or Surviving?

Mental health and employment — a vicious circle? Mental health awareness is prevalent in the news and in social media with campaigns being backed by celebrities such as JK Rowling, Stephen Fry and even Princes William and Harry. This Mental Health Awareness Week (14-20) BACAB highlight the fact that in day to day ‘real life’, people…

Energy changes for Citizens’ Advice Clients

While our advisers at Citizens Advice for Buckingham, Winslow and the surrounding rural area are working hard to help individuals in our community with all manner of problems, ranging from debt to benefits, accommodation needs, employment concerns and more, at the top-level our national colleagues are always working hard to lobby government bodies such as…

Stowe Bridge Fundraiser

Our latest fundraising event was a charity bridge day at Stowe. We raised £3,500 and it proved so popular that we may repeat it. The day included morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea. There was also the opportunity for guests to visit the Discovery Centre as well as the chance to see the Egyptian room…