MP backs saving of CAB

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DEARNE MP John Healey has welcomed news that funding for debt advice will be kept in place for another year.

Mr Healey lobbied the government on behalf of Barnsley and Rotherham Citizens Advice Bureaux after learning the they planned to scrap the Financial Inclusion Fund at the end of March.

Now the government has made a partial u-turn, announcing £27m of funding which will keep debt advice services running for now.

Mr Healey said: “This is another example of an ill thought through and short-sighted decision which the government have been forced to go back on.

“This service helps over 2,000 people in Barnsley and Rotherham every year and demand is at record levels.”