Citizens advice bureau prepares for busiest day of year

PUBLISHED: 11:00 10 January 2018

The Badger Centre in Wadham Street.

The Badger Centre in Wadham Street.

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North Somerset Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) is expecting a ‘surge in demand’ for debt help later this month.

January 31 is predicted to be the charity’s busiest day of the year with 2,800 people helped by the service across the country on the same day in 2017 – 30 per cent higher than the daily average.

North Somerset CAB is anticipating more than 200 people in the district will seek advice on debt throughout the month.

Fiona Cope, chief officer at North Somerset CAB, said: “There is a surge in demand for our debt advice towards the second half of January.

“Christmas in particular can take a heavy toll on people already struggling to make their money last and leave them with a debt burden in the new year.

“The new year is a good time to get on top of your debts, cut your costs or budget better.”

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