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Legal Resources

We are pleased to say that we have now struck an agreement with Rothera Sharp, an excellent Nottingham based law firm with eight offices including their central office in the Lace Market. Rothera Sharp have kindly offered a free consultation of up to thirty minutes to be held initially at either the Bingham drop-in centre* on Wednesday or the Radcliffe-on-Trent drop-in centre** on Thursdays.   They are available on the following dates: 18 January 2018 15 […]

Free Legal Advice** – available dates

    RotheraSharp solicitors will be available for a free** consultation at Radcliffe on Trent on the following Thursday mornings: 15 November 13 December  . . 2019 dates to follow soon Find out more about the areas of law they can help with here If you want to book an appointment, fill in our contact form here ** please refer to the notes at the foot of this page for clarity

Stopping Post Office Junk Mail Deliveries

The Royal Mail (RM) ‘door-to- door’ third-party leaflet/promotional services sits as a Business Service within the Royal Mail’s many commercial services on offer. Simply put, this actually means that firms deliver to Royal Mail tens of thousands of product or services leaflets and pay Royal Mail to deliver one to every household – basically, “mail” that does not carry your address. And the volumes of which is noticeably on the rise. Royal Mail is legally […]

Benefits: if your circumstances change

If you are on Benefits and YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES CHANGE you need to tell the people who pay your benefits. For Council Tax and Housing Benefit this would be your Borough Council. Rushcliffe Borough Council have ‘contact points’ throughout the Borough or you can visit its website CLICK HERE For Working Tax and Child Tax Credits it would be HMRC. More information can be found at their website here. For other benefits it would be DWP. […]

Council Tax by 12 Instalments rather than 10

Any day now (if you haven’t already done so) you’ll will receive your council tax bill for 2017/18 and if you look at the monthly instalments due its more than likely that your ‘generous’ council has spread the payments over 10 months! However, did you know that since April 2013 you are legally entitled to spread your payments over 12 months making the burden a little easier? Unfortunately most councils are reluctant to tell you […]

Serious Debt Management Story

Mr X came to us having received a letter from a debt collection firm for a non payment of Council Tax . Mr X was unemployed and receiving treatment for depression and anxiety which had stopped him from working. He was also receiving Employment Support Allowance (ESA) whilst he was incapacitated. Add to this Mr X had not attended a meeting he needed to attend at Department of Work & Pensions (DWP) resulting in his ESA […]

Consumer Success Story

Mr D purchased a £225 jet wash unit from one of the large retailers. The unit lived up to its quality for over 20 months. One day as he was about to use it the unit failed completely with water pouring out of the base and the pump completely useless. Mr D went back to the retailer to tell him the unit had failed. The retailer on discovering an extended warranty hadn’t been purchased told […]

Help with Debt

If you’re in debt, you need to take action quickly to stop the situation getting any worse. To start dealing with your debt problems, look at our page on How to sort out your debts. This will help you work out how much money you owe and whether you’ve got any urgent debts. Then you’ll need to look at the section on Budgeting to see if you’ve got enough money to pay off your debts. […]