Mayor accepts �1.8million for Brent’s residents

Symbolic cheque handed over to Cllr Harbhajan Singh

The borough’s mayor received a symbolic cheque for �1.8million to represent unclaimed tax credits recouped for residents by a consumer charity.

In the last four years, Brent Citizen’s Advice Bureau has clawed back the seven-figure sum for needy families with the help of funding by HM Revenues and Customs.

However, the funding will be axed next year and the charity faces a battle to carry on their vital work without it.

On Friday, at a visit to the charity in High Road, Willesden, Cllr Harbhajan Singh was handed the symbolic gesture to highlight the good work undertaken by the charity.

He said: “It’s fantastic to be able to recognise the contribution that Brent Citizens Advice Bureau advisors make to the people of Brent.

“This cheque shows just how valuable their work is.”