Freedom of the City for Citizens Advice Bureaux

Liverpool’s Citizens Advice Bureaux will be granted the Freedom of the city at a special ceremony this week.

On Wednesday 24 June and in the Bureauxs 75 anniversary year Liverpool Citizens Advice Bureaux will be collectively admitted to the Freedom Roll of Associations and Institutions in recognition of the free, independent, confidential and impartial advice they offer to the citizens of Liverpool.

Lord Mayor of Liverpool Councillor Tony Concepcion said: “I am delighted to be adding the Citizens Advice Bureaux to the long list of worthy recipients of Freedom of the City.

“This is not only in recognition for all the work of the Bureax but also an opportunity to recognise and thank all volunteers, past and present, for the contribution they have made to local communities through their dedication and commitment.

“The CAB is and always has been the first port of call for many in distress and need of friendly help and advice and they are a most deserving recipient. I wish them continued success for many years to come.”

The Liverpool city centre branch alone currently deals with approximately 35,000 enquiries each year, all offering free and impartial advice.