Universal Credit

Citizens Advice Stockport response to announcement that the Prime Minister scraps universal credit helpline charges

Citizens Advice welcomes the decision by the Government to scrap charges on the Universal Credit Helpline but warns that ‘the campaign on Universal Credit is not over yet”. Steve Hughes, Operations Manager for Citizens Advice Stockport said: “We welcome the announcement by the Prime Minister that the charges to call the Universal Credit Helpline will … Read more

More people needing help with PIP, says Citizens Advice Stockport

Citizens Advice Stockport helped 685 clients with a problem related to Personal Independence Payments (PIP) last year, a rise of 103% compared to the previous year. PIP is a benefit that helps people to meet the extra costs of being disabled or having a long-term health condition. For example, it allows them to employ a … Read more