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Changes to benefits and allowances

Changes to benefits and allowances

Due to the outbreak of coronavirus, from 6 April 2020 to 5 April 2021 the government is increasing the standard allowance in Universal Credit and the basic element in Working Tax Credit for one year.…
Financial support for self-employed

Financial support for self-employed

The government introduced the new scheme on 26 March 2020. Use this scheme if you’re self-employed or a member of a partnership and have lost income due to coronavirus.  This scheme will allow you to…
Changes to statutory sick pay (SSP) for coronavirus (Covid-19) self-isolation

Changes to statutory sick pay (SSP) for coronavirus (Covid-19) self-isolation

If you are in work and not claiming benefits! Emergency legislation is being brought forward. If you cannot work due to coronavirus and are eligible for Statutory Sick Pay you will get it from day one, rather than from the fourth…
Changes to Jobcentre appointments

Changes to Jobcentre appointments

People receiving benefits do not have to attend Jobcentre appointments for three months, starting from Thursday 19 March 2020. People will continue to receive their benefits as normal, but all requirements to attend the Jobcentre…
Guidance on social distancing for everyone in the UK

Guidance on social distancing for everyone in the UK

On 23 March the government stepped up measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus and save lives. All businesses and premises outlined at gov.uk should be closed. The government has prepared guidance for everyone, including…
Change of PBIC Advice Centre location

Change of PBIC Advice Centre location

From 19th March 2020 PBIC office is located at 90-92 Bromham Road, MK40 2QH Bedford Open to clients hours: Monday – Friday 9.30 am – 3 pmPhone: 01234 328100E-mail: info@pbic.org.uk