I’ve just been phone by an energy supplier offering to change me over to their contract. I told them that I didn’t want to move and was happy with my existing supplier. But a few days later I had a letter from them thanking me for agreeing to transfer my supply and asking for my bank details for a direct debit. I didn’t agree to this. What can I do?
I’ve just been hired by a cafe as a temp covering the busy summer months. My boss says that because I’m a temp, I’m not allowed to take any holiday. Is this right?
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“I bought a handbag for £100 thinking it was a top designer brand but it has turned out to be a fake. How do I report the shop to Trading Standards?”
“I am about to apply for Universal Credit for the first time, but have been told that there is a six week wait before the first payment. I’m worried that I won’t be able to pay my bills. Is the wait right, and is there anything I can do?”
“I've hired a builder for a loft conversion but he’s now asking for more money to finish the job, despite agreeing a price in an email. What should I do?”
“I took 7 days off work for flu and my employer won’t give me sick pay. I usually work 21 hours in a warehouse but I’m on a flexible contract so my shifts moved round. I called in sick and they took me off the rota for a couple of weeks, and are saying that I won’t be paid. Is this right?”
“I recently signed a two year phone contract with a new network provider but the reception in my home is terrible. Is there any way I can get out of the contract, or have I just got to stick with it?”
"I was made redundant last month and I've already started to fall behind on my bills. I'm looking for work, but is there anything else I can do so I don't end up in debt?"
I’ve applied for a job at an accountancy firm, but they’ve emailed to say that I would need to take a three month training course which costs £4,000 first. I’m keen on the job, but should I pay for the training?