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…
Do you need help during coronavirus self-isolation?

Do you need help during coronavirus self-isolation?

REQUEST FOR HELP Bedford Borough Council has set up a Community Hub to support those Bedford Borough residents who are most in need of help. This means residents in self-isolation who have no family or…
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…