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New rules for card payments

From January 2018, businesses will not be allowed to charge additional fees to customers who wish to pay by debit or credit cards.

Currently, businesses can charge an additional surcharge to cover the costs of taking card payments.

Charges can range from small one-off payments (for example, 50p), often charged in small shops and businesses; to 3%, or even 5% of the total overall amount spent – often the case for large airlines.

The ban will cover payments made via Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Paypal.

Money Sorted and Towards Work launch presentations

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On Tuesday 2nd and Thursday 4th May, the ESIF funded projects ‘Money Sorted in D2N2’ and ‘Towards Work’ were officially launched in Nottingham and Derby.

See below for the presentations given at these events.

When is a rent reduction not good news for a tenant?

The Government has ordered social landlords (housing associations) to reduce rents by 1%. This must be good news for tenants mustn’t it? Not for a lot of the tenants Advice Nottingham are helping.

Film that gained a story from St Anns Advice Centre wins BAFTA

The film, ‘I Daniel Blake’ has won a BAFTA. The film was made by Ken Loach who carried out research for the film at St Ann’s Advice Centre to understand the problems faced by benefit claimants in the city.
Mr Loach met advisors, staff and people suffering on benefits before starting work on the film.

Debbie Webster, manager at the centre, said:
“We are long standing advisors and he wanted to talk to people who are feeling the consequences and the impact of the welfare regime. He went into the food bank and met some of our clients.

Benefit Cap

If you are affected by the benefit cap (which comes fully into force today, Monday 9 January 2017) and need advice, please visit one of our six advice agencies.

Advice Nottingham successful in bid to run project tackling poverty and social exclusion

Advice Nottingham has been successful in its bid for just over 3 million pounds to run a new innovative project working to tackle the poverty and social exclusion faced by the most disadvantaged in D2N2 area.

Advice Nottingham have brought together agencies across the D2N2 area that will work together to achieve better outlooks for their communities.

Could you be an Advice Champion?

  • Are you passionate about the rights of the people in your community?
  • Are you already trying to help people with their problems?
  • Would you like some support in the help you give to people, particularly those falling into debt and facing extreme hardship?

If so, we would like to meet you

Financial resilience

Advice Nottingham have been exploring the issues around the development of a city wide financial resilience plan. The below lists what we’ve done, together with partners:

Success for St Anns Foodbank campaign

On 7 June 2016, St Anns Advice Group reported that stocks were dangerously low at their foodbank, who provide for vulnerable people on zero income. The foodbank does not receive any food from supermarkets and runs independently so heavily relies on local donations, but on this occasion, donations had fallen.

Advice Nottingham immediately launched a campaign, sent out press releases and reached out to the Twitter community.

Advice Nottingham becomes official partner of Nottingham in Parliament Day

Advice Nottingham have been successful in becoming an official partner for Nottingham in Parliament Day (25 Oct 2016), an annual, one-day take-over of Westminster – showcasing and celebrating the institutions, businesses and people that make Nottingham great.

Advice Nottingham are looking forward to taking part and showcasing the work we do to help vulnerable people in Nottingham.

For more information on Nottingham in Parliament Day, visit their website: http://www.nottinghaminparliamentday.uk

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