CAB workers commended for efforts by Angus MP

Mike Weir MP with Margaret Lynch Chair of CAB Scotland
Mike Weir MP with Margaret Lynch Chair of CAB Scotland

Representatives from the Citizens Advice Scotland Angus bureau have been praised by Angus MP, Mike Weir, for the work they do.

The politician recently met with representatives of Citizens Advice Scotland, who are celebrating the 75th birthday of the organisation.

As well as praised the fantastic work they do, he also discussed with them the work being done by the CAB throughout Scotland.

Commenting on the matter, Mr Weir said: “The Citizens Advice bureau provide free, independent, confidential and impartial advice and their services are needed more than ever.

“It is worth noting that of the advice issues that have been brought to the Angus Bureau over the last year the greatest number, some 38.6 per cent, have related to Benefits, tax credits and national insurance whilst the second most frequent was debt problems.”

He added: “Changes being made by the UK government in benefits and tax credits will undoubtedly exacerbate both these problems and it is likely that there will continue to be a significant rise in the number of people seeking help with these issues.

“This demonstrates not only the valuable work currently being done by the Bureau but the continuing and increasing need for their service.”

Citizens Advice Scotland has three bureau’s in the county, in Forfar, Montrose and Arbroath.