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Citizen Advice welcomes new funding for debt advice

9 Mehefin 2020

Responding to the announcement of additional funding for the debt advice sector, Dame Gillian Guy says:

“As coronavirus continues to take its toll on household incomes, it’s likely many people will be falling into debt. It’s vital they’re able to access free, impartial and confidential advice to help them manage their finances in this tough situation. That’s why today’s announcement of much-needed funding for debt advice is good news. 

“We'll continue to work with the government, the Money and Pensions Service, and our partners in the sector to ensure people struggling with debt get the help and support that they need.”

Notes to editors

  1. Almost £38 million support package for debt advice providers helping people affected by Coronavirus,, 9 June 2020

  2. Citizens Advice includes the national charity; the network of independent local Citizens Advice charities across England and Wales; the Citizens Advice consumer service; and the Witness Service.
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