Helping Shepway CAB beat the credit crunch

Contributed by editor on Feb 07, 2009 - 02:00 AM

Vital help provided by Shepway Citizens' Advice Bureau to people
affected by the credit crunch looks likely to be given a £10,000 boost
by Shepway District Council.

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The council's Cabinet agreed last month to give a
one-off payment to the Bureau to recognise the increased demand for its

Although the government has reduced the standard VAT rate by 2½ per
cent, the council has found it difficult to pass on the reduction on all
its charges and wants the CAB to benefit.

David Willis, Manager of Shepway CAB, said: "I am delighted that Shepway
District Council is giving this income to Shepway CAB. It demonstrates
our joint commitment to help those worst affected by the recession. In
the coming year we want to open for more hours, train more volunteer
advisers, and help more people".