Citizens Advice

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 4th February 2015.

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Photo of Barry Sheerman Barry Sheerman Labour, Huddersfield

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what information his Department holds on the number of paid staff working for Citizens Advice Bureaux in each of the last 10 years.

Photo of Jo Swinson Jo Swinson Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Department for Education) (Women and Equalities) , The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

The Department does not hold this information. Citizens Advice has provided the following data on the number of paid staff working in bureaux across the network but this is only available for 7 of the past 10 years.

Financial Year

No. paid staff in bureaux

2007-08

6,035

2008-09

6,359

2009-10

7,027

2010-11

6,821

2011-12

6,643

2012-13

6,380

2013-14

6,400

Accurate electronic recording of data on staff numbers across the bureaux network has only been possible in the last 7 years, prior to which statistics were collected across the network either manually or in a variety of different data systems.

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