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Refugee Week 15th – 21st June 2020

Refugee Week 15th – 21st June 2020

Refugee Week is a UK-wide festival celebrating the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees.  Though we can not celebrate in the way that we had hoped, The Higgins Bedford is taking Refugee Week online, visit The…
PBIC online support during COVID-19

PBIC online support during COVID-19

Struggling to pay your bills?

Struggling to pay your bills?

I. Check what benefits you can get If you have lost your job or are working reduced hours, you may be able to claim benefits: • Universal Credit • New Style Jobseeker’s Allowance (New Style JSA) • New Style…
How to take care of mental wellbeing while staying at home

How to take care of mental wellbeing while staying at home

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).…