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Research and Campaigns

Citizens Advice Bedford delivers a Research & Campaigns service which is part of 2nd line services.

The Research and Campaign team at Citizens Advice Bedford is staffed by volunteers. The objective is to influence policy, both locally and as part of a national Citizens Advice network by submitting evidence based papers on local issues. The benefits of being part of a national network are the influence Citizens Advice is able to leverage on government policy and highlighting the effects of new legislation.

The team have been extremely busy, producing relevant, evidence based reports on issues highlighted by our clients.

Please see below for the published reports:


The cost of self-employment
Benefits & Tax Credits
Trends in workload


Issues clients face with mental health conditions
Opening a basic bank account


The State of Bedford Report Update 2017


The State of Bedford Report 2015
Needs of Migrant Communities 2015
Rough Sleepers in Bedford 2016 
The Homeless in Bedford 2016
Health and Wellbeing 2016


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