AdviceUK

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AdviceUK is a membership body for organisations and services that provide free and independent advice across England, Scotland and Wales and a charity registered with the Charity Commission.[1] Typically its members are charities and community groups that work in a particular geographical location or with a clearly defined client group.

It was formed in 1979 as the Federation of Independent Advice Centres (FIAC), partly in response to the difficulties that many community-based advice services encountered when trying to obtain professional indemnity insurance.

AdviceUK is a member of the Advice Services Alliance[2] and has been designated as a Competent Authority[3] to administer Debt Relief Orders.

It is also listed as an umbrella body for not-for-profit providers of generalist or specialist social welfare advice.[4]

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