I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it any more”. Whether or not you feel the same way about the economic situation as the fictional TV newsreader Howard Beale (played by Peter Finch in an Oscar-winning performance in the 1976 film Network) the biggest reform ever to take place to the welfare […]
The future is the indefinite time after the present. It is reasonable to assume that its arrival is inevitable because of the existence of time and the laws of physics. Planning for it is therefore important because the future is unavoidable and difficult because no one can say with absolute certainty what the future will […]
Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather. John Ruskin (1819-1900) The weather is one of a number of factors that can make a holiday go with a swing. For many of us a package […]
Language is (potentially) powerful. Words can motivate and mystify, inspire and intimidate. It was said of Churchill that he mobilized the English language and sent it into battle. So are attempts to change attitudes by suggesting different ways of saying things worthwhile? Take disability. The way society has typically defined disability in the past […]
Many of our clients are finding it very hard to find suitable rented private accommodation. Rents are booming, up by 5% in the last year, because of the lack of new build houses and many landlords and their letting agents won’t let to people on benefits. Even if our clients find a suitable property they […]
The national motto of the United States (which appears on every US banknote) will not appeal to everyone. So, in who or what can we all trust? Well, May 2013 is a time to reflect on who we would do well not to trust. Why? Because it is Scams Awareness month. Many believe that scams […]
We are pleased to report that Cranleigh Rotary raised a tremendous £700 for the CAB at their quiz night on Friday 26th April! We would like to thank everyone who supported the evening, with special thanks to Jane O’Leary, Malcolm Keeping, David Reed and John Menlove who did a sterling job on the night.
Or maybe you have already missed one or more installments? Ignoring the situation is sure to make things worse. The sooner you take action to deal with it the better. If you have mortgage arrears, your mortgage lender will want you to clear them. If you don’t do this, they will take action through the […]