CAB WARNS OF ‘PERFECT STORM’

CAB WARNS OF ‘PERFECT STORM’

20th September 2021

CAB WARNS OF ‘PERFECT STORM’ FACING PEOPLE IN DUNDEE

Dundee Citizens Advice Bureau is today warning that a ‘perfect storm’ of financial changes is set to leave thousands of people worse off.

Autumn sees the end of the furlough scheme, rising energy bills and a cut of £20 per week to Universal Credit.

Against this background, Dundee CAB is launching a campaign reminding people in Dundee that free, confidential and impartial advice is available for anyone who needs it. 

Last year Dundee CAB unlocked £2.0 million in gains for people, helping over 3700 clients in the process.

Dundee CAB Manager Tracy McNally said:

“The end of furlough, an increase in energy bills and the £20 cut to Universal Credit are all about to happen over the next few weeks. Any one of these would be a challenge to low-income families, but all of them happening together is going to be a perfect storm that will hit really hard.

People facing tough financial choices in the coming weeks should know that our advice adds up. Our team of advisers are here to help anyone who is in financial difficulty. Remember our advice is always free, confidential and impartial.

We can help you with any financial problem, there may be grants or benefits you are entitled to but not aware off, you could be entitled to cheaper bills for utilities and we could help with debt advice. Last year we unlocked a total of £2.0 million in financial gain for people who came to see us.  

You can contact us by phone on 01382 214 633 or if you prefer you can email us at bureau@dundeecab.casonline.org.uk or get our advice online at www.cas.org.uk/our-advice-adds-up.”