Labour Member of Parliament for the Makerfield Constituency.
Tuesday, 8 February 2011
Westminster Hall Debate on future funding of Independent Debt Advice
Today I attacked cuts to the independent debt advice sector in a Westminster Hall Debate (Tues, 8th Feb).
Over 500 specialist advisers in independent local advice agencies are funded by the Financial Inclusion Fund (FIF) and since 2006 over 380,000 people have been helped to manage more than £6billion of debt in an extensive network of outreach settings; community centres, GP practices, Sure Starts to people who would not normally feel comfortable about seeking formal debt advice.