Statutory Wage Rights - Payslips

Posted by Julia Roxan on 13 September 2016

I work part time and my hours are variable but haven’t had a pay slip for the last few weeks and I need them for my benefits claim. What can I do?

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Contract of Employment

Posted by Julia Roxan on 7 September 2016

I work full time for a small local business and have been there for 6 months but I still don’t have anything in writing about my pay, holiday entitlement, and sick pay. Is this right?

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Mobile Phone Billing Problem

Posted by on 30 August 2016

My mobile phone company is still billing me even though I cancelled my contract over the phone. I’m disputing the bill, but now I’ve received a letter from a debt collection agency demanding the money. I don’t think I should have to pay, but I’m worried it will affect my credit rating if I don’t. What can I do?

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Pensions and Tax

Posted by Julia Roxan on 30 August 2016

I’m 55 and looking into my plans for retirement. I want to cash-in part of my occupational pension which is a defined contribution pension. The pot worth £40,000 but I’m confused about tax. How much can I take out of my pension pot tax-free and how much tax will I pay on the rest?

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Top Tips for Summer Holidays

Posted by on 30 August 2016

I’ve heard a lot about people having problems with their holiday bookings recently. What can I do to avoid my holiday turning into a nightmare?

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How to protect yourself from being scammed

Posted by on 13 July 2016

In our previous column we advised how to spot a scam. Here are some ideas on how to protect yourself, especially online.

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If it looks to good to be true...

Posted by on 6 July 2016

...it probably is too good to be true!

 

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Priority Debts

Posted by Julia Roxan on 14 June 2016

I recently lost my job and fell behind on several bills including my council tax, electricity and credit cards. I’m back in work and keen to start paying off my debts, but can’t afford to pay them all straight away. Which should I pay off first?

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Carers Allowance

Posted by on 4 May 2016

My father recently had a stroke and I have cut down my working hours to care for him. He receives sick pay, but we are struggling financially. Is there any help available for us?

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Gas and electricity bills

Posted by Julia Roxan on 31 March 2016

I’ve just received a £2,000 gas and electricity bill for payments going back two years. I’m not sure if I owe this money - what should I do?

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