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Citizens Advice Bureaux

Volume 714: debated on Thursday 5 November 2009

Question

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To ask Her Majesty's Government further to their report Building a Society for All Ages (page 18), whether they will fund the total cost of rolling out the Financial Skills for Life programme to all those Citizens Advice Bureau offices which do not currently use it, or whether it will occur as part of the Citizens Advice Bureau operational plan in 2009–10 and 2010–11. [HL5829]

A number of projects within the Financial Skills for Life Programme have been funded by various government departments in the past, some of which are still continuing. However the most substantial funding has always been provided by the private financial sector, with Prudential plc as the programme's key partner.

The rolling out of the Financial Skills for Life Programme to all Citizens Advice Bureau offices is included as an objective in the Citizens Advice Service Strategy 2008-2011 under the objective to “work with partners in government, the financial services industry and elsewhere to ensure that our national financial capability work continues to expand and that all bureaux are involved”.