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My name is Jim. I lost my business in the recession. I’m 56.

“It’s been hard. I used to have my own signmaking company and I lost it because of the [change in the economic] climate. …

I’m 60 and on JSA. I live in fear of sanctions

Susan Roberts, Stroud. On JSA. Interview and recording made at lunch at the Marah drop-in centre in Stroud: “I’m 60. My …

Aged 60, on JSA and regularly sanctioned

My name is John, I am 60 and I live in Stroud. I trained as an engineer after leaving school and had worked long-term in …

When is a spare room not a spare room?

The bedroom tax uses Alice in Wonderland notions of under-occupation!  I live in a two-bedroom property, my son stays with me …

Popular youth centre in most deprived part of Gloucestershire closed

This well run Local Authority youth centre had regular attendance of around 250 young people per week, giving them somewhere …

Where do we go for Money Advice

I have just heard that there will be no accessable free reliable money advice in Gloucester.  The funding does not exlst after …

My business will be affected

We have a small, environmental landscaping business employing 4 people.  We get a number of contracts from local government and …

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