Citizens Advice in Surrey forms consortium to save money

Citizens Advice Bureaus across Surrey have come together to form a new consortium, it has been announced.

In a bid to save money 12 individual bureaus have joined together to become Citizens Advice Surrey.

Despite each retaining its independence, the new consortium will allow the bureaus to bid for large contracts.

Chairwoman Norma Corkish said: "While an affluent county, Surrey has significant pockets of deprivation."

It is hoped the new consortium will be able to save money by sharing back-office resources and training.

Members of Citizens Advice Surrey will provide advice services from 37 locations across the county with more than 900 trained volunteers.

Only the Oxted and Woking branches have remained outside of the consortium.

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