Future of Citizens Advice Walsall
Citizens Advice Walsall - Future Plans 2017 - 2018
Letter from Citizens Advice Walsall regarding Future Plans 2017-2018
Dear Partners and Stakeholders, As of yesterday we commenced formal redundancy proceedings with 10 members of staff and I thought it appropriate to provide you with an update as to our future plans. During the last five years the level of funding received by Citizens Advice Walsall has reduced from circa 1.2 million in 2012-13 to £635,747 in 2017-18 which is a reduction of 53%. We lost significant income due to Legal Aid reforms and the availability of funding sources has greatly diminished as the budgets of statutory agencies and other funders have reduced.
During recent years we have taken steps to negotiate and agree a range of measures with staff to minimise the impact of our reducing income including – using reserves, not filling vacant posts, recruiting existing staff to new projects, voluntary reduction in working hours, buying additional leave and minimising non-essential expenditure.
Over this period staffing levels have reduced from 40 to 25 staff and will reduce further in the next few weeks. To read more click here.