Friday, 28 January 2011

Save the CAB

Birmingham City Council has removed £600,000 funding from the Citizens Advice Bureau. The result will be the closure, on February 11th, of its walk-in advice centres in the city. For more than 70 years, the CAB has had offices in Birmingham, providing free and independent advice to people who need it. The service is used by more than 50,000 people every year, and is needed even more in these difficult economic times. Yet again all the talk of a ‘big society’ from the Tories and Lib Dems turns out to be so much hot air.

You can find out more about the campaign to save the CAB at this Facebook page.

And there is an online petition here.