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. 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.
It is also listed as an umbrella body for not-for-profit providers of generalist or specialist social welfare advice.
- Charity Commission website, accessed June 29, 2011.
- Advice Services Alliance website Archived March 26, 2012, at the Wayback Machine., accessed June 29, 2011
- website of the UK Government's Insolvency Service[permanent dead link] Retrieved July 2011
- National Council for Voluntary Organisations[permanent dead link], Retrieved July 2011