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Debt concerns as Citizens Advice Bureau cuts announced


Citizens Advice Bureau cuts in Nottinghamshire will see vulnerable suffer

There's a warning that home repossession and debt will increase if cuts to the Citizen Advice Bureau network go ahead.

One office in the former coalfield area of Sutton-In-Ashfield is about to issue redundancy notices to half of its workforce.

The Chief Executive of Ashfield's Citizens Advice, Sue Davis, estimates it is facing cuts of 80 percent because County Council, District Council and Government funding is being reduced.

Ms Davis believes such dramatic funding reductions will mean the service "will crumble".

She added: "The volunteers are the main people who deliver the advice but there has to be people to train them."

People who use the service have also hit out at the cutbacks, worried for future debtors who won't have access to the advice they have received.

The centre is looking for other sources of funding to try and make up some of the shortfall.

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