Plea for more funding

IAN CLARKE Advice workers are appealing for more funding to cope with a rising demand from more migrant workers and more complex cases.Citizen's Advice Bureaux deal with a wide range of queries from the public and they rely on funding from various sources including councils.

IAN CLARKE

Advice workers are appealing for more funding to cope with a rising demand from more migrant workers and more complex cases.

Citizen's Advice Bureaux deal with a wide range of queries from the public and they rely on funding from various sources including councils.

On Tuesday Breckland's cabinet will be urged to give extra one off payments of £2250 to the Thetford office and £2890 to Dereham.

The authority already gives about £30,000 to the two services.

Cabinet members will be told that the need for more money is partly due to the extra interviews being carried out with migrant workers, which can take 50pc more time due to language barriers.

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Cases which volunteers are dealing with are also becoming more complex, particularly relating to tax issues.

Breckland's operations manager Andy Wright said: "The respective increased services will provide an improved and much needed service to the respective communities."