Penicuik’s Citizens Advice Bureau continues to be one of the busiest offices in the Lothians.
In 2012/13, the staff and volunteers in the John Street office dealt with 6,522 enquiries – the highest level in the Lothians.
Dalkeith CAB received 3,809 enquiries, Haddington 6,302 and the Edinburgh average was 4,978 for the same period.
As a result Penicuik CAB looked into 17,099 issues –with almost 31 per cent (5,272) relating to debt matters.
There were 164 new multiple debt clients in 2012/13 with £3.3 million worth of debt.
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