Citizens Advice North Tyneside has said some disabled people in the area could be around £300 a month worse off under Universal Credit compared to the previous system.
People need to be on their guard against financial and legal scams following a rise in cases reported to the Citizens Advice consumer service.
On 2nd May 2018, Universal Credit was rolled out across the whole North Tyneside area as a full service,
New research from Citizens Advice has found that 140,000 households in Great Britain (around 400,000 people) have been left without gas or electricity because they didn’t have enough money to top up their prepayment meter.
Universal Credit risks adding to the financial instability of low-income workers, with those who are self-employed likely to come under the most pressure,
New research from Citizens Advice shows that extending payday loan rules to the doorstep lending market could prevent their customers getting into problem debt,
The number of people in North Tyneside with mental health problems who use Citizens Advice reached 551 in 2017,
Citizens Advice North Tyneside is warning that Universal Credit is putting people’s financial security at risk,
Friday 24th November is National Carers Rights Day across the UK, and North Tyneside Citizens Advice wants to make sure carers get the help and support they are entitled to.