Out of work: Useful resources

February 11, 2009

Losing your job can come as a massive shock, even if it is something you have been worrying about for months. The latest figures show that for the first time in over a decade the number of people out of work has risen above two million.

If you are one of them, you probably want to find a new job as quickly as possible. Here are a number of useful resources to help you.

Redundancy procedure, your rights, unfair dismissal


Citizens’s Advice

CAB Advice Guide

The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service


Consumer Credit Counselling Service

National Debtline

CAB Advice Guide

Find legal advice

Law Centres Federation

Law Society

Payment protection insurance

Association of British Insurers

Benefits and financial support

Jobcentre Plus

CAB Advice Guide


Careers advice and retraining

Directgov Careers Advice

Tax guides

HM Revenue and Customs

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