Most of us are familiar with Trading Standards and the work which they do to advice and protect customers in the UK. But you may not be aware that the Trading Standards Institute also delivers information and support for both consumers and businesses who are shopping for goods and services across the EU. This service […]
Do you want to keep on working but worry about discrimination because of your age? There are now numerous options for retiring or continuing to work after the age of 55. Recent legislation has made it possible to access private pensions from the age of 55, but the age at which you can access the […]
We are pleased to report our CAB riders took part in the annual Farnham Bike Ride this year raising over £700! Well done to Michele Taylor, Dave Cliffe and his friend to whom are most grateful for their efforts.
Do you drive or employ drivers? If you do, you need to know about these driving licence changes which apply from 8 June 2015. From 8 June the paper counterpart to the photocard driving licecnce will no longer be valid. This part of the licence displayed details of some vehicle categories you are entitled to […]
The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you’ve got it made. Grouch Marx. Honesty is important. It affects many aspects of our lives. For example, the people we elect to govern us expect us to be honest. Not to claim benefits fraudulently. Not to evade paying tax. It […]
Our thanks go to The Rotary Club of Godalming Woolsack for organising a fantastic evening at The Godalming Borough Hall showing the romantic comedy classic “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”. The evening raised £600 for our charity.
The cell phone has become the adult’s transitional object, replacing the toddler’s teddy bear for comfort and a sense of belonging. Whatever reasons we all have for using mobile phones, more and more of us do so. In 2001, 75% of households had mobiles. Last year that figure had risen to 95%. Despite a reduction […]
According to President John F. Kennedy, “Dante once said that the hottest places in hell are reserved for those who in a period of moral crisis maintain their neutrality” (which doesn’t say a lot for neutrality). It is essential however to Citizens Advice. The advice we provide and the campaigning we do is independent and […]
Liz Wheatley, Mayor of Waverley organised a Massed Band Extravaganza on 12th April 2015 featuring the Farnham Brass Band, Godalming Band, Haslemere Town Band and special guests Surrey Brass in aid of our charity. The evening raised a tremendous £3,000. This was a very special concert, combining three Waverley bands, plus Surrey Brass, for the […]
“Pension freedom” from 6th April means that millions of people over 55 can withdraw all their pension savings. However this potential avalanche of cash will undoubtedly attract many crooks, scams and unwise investments. You may be unhappy with the returns your pension has achieved or be disappointed about the annuities available, but a lifetime’s savings […]