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Do you want to speed up the application process for social benefits? Apply for settled status in advance!

Do you want to speed up the application process for social benefits? Apply for settled status in advance!

Did you know that having settled status will make it much faster for you to go through the eligibility checks for benefits such as Universal Credit, Jobseekers Allowance, Employment Support Allowance?  Find out more about…
Would you like to improve your English? Join our free English online course!

Would you like to improve your English? Join our free English online course!

Use your time efficiently during COVID-19 and learn English language with PBIC! PBIC offers free online English courses on every Friday. PBIC teachers use Zoom, which is a video-conferencing app. To join the online course you…
Did you apply to the EU settlement scheme?

Did you apply to the EU settlement scheme?

What exactly is the EU Settlement Scheme? The EU Settlement Scheme has been introduced to secure the rights of EU citizens and their EU and/or non-EU family members and allow them to stay in the UK indefinitely…
Is your MOT expiry date due on or after 30th March 2020? How to get a 6-month extension during COVID-19?

Is your MOT expiry date due on or after 30th March 2020? How to get a 6-month extension during COVID-19?

Your MOT certificate expiry dates are being extended by 6 months to help prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), if it was due to expire on or after 30 March 2020 and your vehicle is…
Don’t become a victim – criminals are using the Covid-19 pandemic to scam the public!

Don’t become a victim – criminals are using the Covid-19 pandemic to scam the public!

COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, is now officially a worldwide pandemic.  Criminals all over the world are using this crisis to scam the public, targeting vulnerable groups as they seek to capitalise…
Check if your employer can pay 80% of your regular salary or up to £2,500 during the pandemic

Check if your employer can pay 80% of your regular salary or up to £2,500 during the pandemic

If you and your employer both agree, your employer might be able to keep you on the payroll if they’re unable to operate or have no work for you to do because of coronavirus (COVID-19).…
Are you looking for a job? NCS advisors can help you!

Are you looking for a job? NCS advisors can help you!

PBIC is here to support you! If you are someone who has lost their job during this difficult time. The PBIC team offers free career advice tailored to the needs of each client as part of…
What to do if you have symptoms of COVID-19?

What to do if you have symptoms of COVID-19?

First of all please do not leave your home if you have either: – a high temperature – measure your temperature using a thermometer. If you do not have a thermometer, check if  you feel hot…
Are you receiving PIP, ESA, Universal Credit or Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit? Important changes!

Are you receiving PIP, ESA, Universal Credit or Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit? Important changes!

From Tuesday 17 March 2020, disability benefits claimants will no longer be required to attend face-to-face assessments for the next 3 months. The change also covers health checks for Universal Credit. It is a precautionary…
Are you struggling to pay council tax due to COVID-19?

Are you struggling to pay council tax due to COVID-19?

It is important to contact your council as soon as possible if you’re struggling to pay your Council Tax or are behind with your payments. Bedford Borough Council offers support to local residents who are struggling financially because…