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  • Crime, justice, and law

    Topics include legal aid, jury service and making complaints about courts, judges and the police.

  • Education and childcare

    Topics include school funding, student finance and support for special educational needs.

  • Environment

    Topics include household waste collection, flooding, and derelict housing.

  • Finding funding

    Topics include finding funding for businesses, charities, schools, disability aids, higher education degrees, and more.

  • Government

    Topics include registering to vote, making a freedom of information request, and more.

  • Housing and planning

    Topics include leasehold reform, helping tenants with housing, and planning rules for 5G masts.

  • Immigration

    Topics include the EU entry/exit system, visas, and immigration appeal rights.

  • Transport and travel

    Topics include FAQs on road and vehicle regulation, buses, rail, aviation, and parking.

  • Utilities

    Topics include articles related to water companies and water meters.

  • Welfare and pensions

    Topics include social security complaints, getting a National Insurance number, and benefit support.

  • Work, incomes, and tax

    Topics include business rate appeals, council tax, and cost of living support for students.

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