Ceredigion MP Mark Williams, has pledged his support for Citizen’s Advice’s new campaign at a reception held to celebrate the charity’s 75th birthday.

The Advice for the future campaign aims to highlight the importance of free, impartial advice and to get 100,000 people pledging their support.

Citizens Advice has launched the campaign as rising household bills, changes to the welfare system and a troubled jobs market mean that for many life is getting increasingly complicated.

Mr Williams said: “I have been familiar with the outstanding work of the CAB in Ceredigion for many years. I have seen at first hand the positive effects of the work undertaken at the Cardigan bureau.

"CAB's have bought great value to our communities over the last 75 years, long may this continue.’

Gillian Guy, Citizens Advice Chief Executive, said: "Free advice makes society better. From payday loans and employment problems to benefit appeals and homelessness, Citizens Advice is here to help people get back on their feet. As people’s lives become ever more complicated and many struggle to make ends meet it is more important than ever that we are at the heart of communities, ready to help.

"For 75 years, the Citizens Advice service has provided free, confidential advice to millions of people. We also campaign to address the problems at the root and make a lasting difference to people’s lives.

"We’re determined to be here for the next 75 years, offering free advice through a range of channels, and we need people’s support to make that happen."

For more information visit www.citizensadvice.org.uk.