Citizens Advice December cost-of-living briefing
Date: 14 December2023
Theme: When advice is not enough - the rising problem of negative budgets
Venue: Online event - register for free on eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/citizens-advice-december-cost-of-living-briefing-tickets-676047043907?aff=oddtdtcreator
This month we will be joined by guest speaker Martin Lewis, Founder and Chair, MoneySavingExpert and the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute. Martin will share his extensive experience of advising the nation on financial management, and when advice is not enough, campaigning on the most pressing issues and advocating for political change.
Martin will be joined by Citizens Advice Chief Executive, Dame Clare Moriarty and Chief Data Analyst, Tom MacInnes who will examine our most up to date data and reflect on the recent Autumn Statement, the rise of negative budgets and impact of high energy costs on the people we help.
The event is online and you can register here for free.
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Dealing with money issues can sometimes be off-putting, but if you don't understand how things like credit or mortgages work, you could end up losing out financially or getting yourself deep in debt.
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