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Citizens Advice December cost-of-living briefing

Date: 14 December2023

Time: 14:00-15:00

Theme: When advice is not enough - the rising problem of negative budgets

Venue: Online event - register for free on eventbrite:

Our monthly briefings give a unique insight into the reality of what the people we help are experiencing on a daily basis, through examining our real-time data dashboard.

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.

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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.



Are you struggling to pay your energy bills? Do you want to save money and help the environment at the same time? If so, you might be interested in the Citizens Advice Portsmouth Energy Advice Program (EAP), an initiative funded by energy companies. This is a specialist energy advice service for clients who are or are at risk of fuel poverty. You can make an appointment by phoning 02394 006 600 or emailing

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