New guide offers advice on making money go further

York Press: From left, Lauren Peel from Aviva, George Vickers, manager of York Citizens Advice Bureau and Coun James Alexander, Leader of the City of York Council, with the new booklet Small Changes - Making The Most Of Your Money From left, Lauren Peel from Aviva, George Vickers, manager of York Citizens Advice Bureau and Coun James Alexander, Leader of the City of York Council, with the new booklet Small Changes - Making The Most Of Your Money

LIVING on a budget could be a little easier in York thanks to a new guide for residents published by the council.

The new booklet - called "Making the Most of Your Money" is for anyone who wants to manage their money better, cut back on spending or get help to pay off debts.

Launched yesterday, the guide includes suggestions of small changes to make and tips to reduce regular monthly outgoings and grocery bills.

The guide was produced with the help of York Citizen's Advice Bureau, Aviva and The Press - and all three organisations gave their expertise to the project.

CAB manager George Vickers said: "We are seeing more people who are finding it difficult to manage their budgets. This booklet sets out clear steps to help people make the most of their income and reduce their outgoings, as well as what to do if they get in to difficulty."

The Press also teamed up with the council on the guide, liaising with local butcher David Swain and chefs Michael Hjort from Meltons and and Magdalena Chavez from El Piano to provide top tips and recipes to help people eat well at little cost.

As well as food, the guide includes ideas for low cost or free days out and events.

Hannah Stenton from Aviva added: “We were glad to contribute Aviva’s financial expertise and sponsorship to develop the booklet and further confirm our commitment to the city and the financial wellbeing of its residents.”

Council leader James Alexander said the guide was part of the council's commitment to helping the residents of York and making the city a fairer and more equal place to live.

He added: “Among the council’s key priorities are protecting vulnerable people and creation of a fair and inclusive city for all. The Small Changes booklet reaffirms our commitment to develop a citywide approach to help meet the needs of those struggling with debts and cost of living crisis.”

Small Changes is available now from York CAB at the council's West Offices and from all York libraries. It can also be downloaded from www.york.gov.uk/small_changes and from CAB and York Advice Partnership websites.

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9:14am Fri 11 Apr 14

Warren Z says...

Don't know if it helps,but £10 off Pol Roger at Waitrose at the moment.
Don't know if it helps,but £10 off Pol Roger at Waitrose at the moment. Warren Z
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9:21am Fri 11 Apr 14

acomblass says...

One of these books has been launched regularly since about 2000 - Pity that it is being launched by soneone who cannot manage his own money and has fleeced York residents over Lendal Bridge and by not accepting the governments grants to reduce Council Tax - yes Mr Alexander you are a character - not one I would wish to meet under any circumstances!
One of these books has been launched regularly since about 2000 - Pity that it is being launched by soneone who cannot manage his own money and has fleeced York residents over Lendal Bridge and by not accepting the governments grants to reduce Council Tax - yes Mr Alexander you are a character - not one I would wish to meet under any circumstances! acomblass
  • Score: -35

9:38am Fri 11 Apr 14

CHISSY1 says...

Advice on finance from a council,must be a wind up.
Advice on finance from a council,must be a wind up. CHISSY1
  • Score: -23

11:03am Fri 11 Apr 14

Kevin Turvey says...

Little Jimmy ‘lend me a tenner’ Alexander does keep giving us ammunition to ridicule him doesn’t he!

‘Council leader James Alexander said the guide was part of the council's commitment to helping the residents of York and making the city a fairer and more equal place to live. ‘

What has publishing a guide on managing your own money got to do with ‘making the city a fairer and more equal place to live’?

Nothing. It is the direct actions/inactions of the individuals that make their own luck/prudence/good management of their own affairs, certainly nothing from this or any other council!

Also the hypercritical nature of this propaganda photo opportunity is hilarious.

Have you read the booklet yourself James and implemented the recommendations on a personal basis and indeed for the future financial planning of the council?

This ‘Leader’ promoting financial acumen has ensured that York Council and therefore its Council Taxpayers take on more debt than ever before!

Talk about do what I say and not what I do!

He added: “Among the council’s key priorities are protecting vulnerable people and creation of a fair and inclusive city for all. The Small Changes booklet reaffirms our commitment to develop a citywide approach to help meet the needs of those struggling with debts and cost of living crisis.”

The council’s role is to provide key essential services to the vulnerable/needy and normal residents alike.

I would argue some of the policies from this council under Little Jimmy ‘lend me a tenner’ Alexander’s ‘leadership’ have done little to achieve this, more actually of the cutting of these essential services to pay for more promotional friendly options in a vain attempt to promote their own deluded self worth!

James Alexander resign now you really are a disgrace to public service!
Little Jimmy ‘lend me a tenner’ Alexander does keep giving us ammunition to ridicule him doesn’t he! ‘Council leader James Alexander said the guide was part of the council's commitment to helping the residents of York and making the city a fairer and more equal place to live. ‘ What has publishing a guide on managing your own money got to do with ‘making the city a fairer and more equal place to live’? Nothing. It is the direct actions/inactions of the individuals that make their own luck/prudence/good management of their own affairs, certainly nothing from this or any other council! Also the hypercritical nature of this propaganda photo opportunity is hilarious. Have you read the booklet yourself James and implemented the recommendations on a personal basis and indeed for the future financial planning of the council? This ‘Leader’ promoting financial acumen has ensured that York Council and therefore its Council Taxpayers take on more debt than ever before! Talk about do what I say and not what I do! He added: “Among the council’s key priorities are protecting vulnerable people and creation of a fair and inclusive city for all. The Small Changes booklet reaffirms our commitment to develop a citywide approach to help meet the needs of those struggling with debts and cost of living crisis.” The council’s role is to provide key essential services to the vulnerable/needy and normal residents alike. I would argue some of the policies from this council under Little Jimmy ‘lend me a tenner’ Alexander’s ‘leadership’ have done little to achieve this, more actually of the cutting of these essential services to pay for more promotional friendly options in a vain attempt to promote their own deluded self worth! James Alexander resign now you really are a disgrace to public service! Kevin Turvey
  • Score: -18

2:06pm Fri 11 Apr 14

ferindosr says...

hi, everyone this is great place, i get a lot from the press
hi, everyone this is great place, i get a lot from the press ferindosr
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