Money Advice and Budgeting


Money Advice and Budgeting Service (MABS)

Key information

The number of helpline calls; the number of client cases classified by the type of client case; the number of new clients classified by age, sex, family status, housing occupancy and primary income source; the count of client debts classified by type of dept.


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The Money Advice and Budgeting Service administrative records.


All clients of the Money Advice and Budgeting Service.



Reference period

Calendar quarter

Start date

2008 quarter 1


About two weeks after the end of the reference period


  • Case type
    Special account; Budget negotiable; Information only
  • Age
    15-18 years; 19-25; 26-40; 41-65; 65+ years
  • Family status
    Couple; Couple with children; Divorced; Divorced with children; Married; Married with children; Separated; Separated with children and single; Single with children; Widowed; Widowed with children; Unknown.
  • Housing occupancy
    Homeless; Hostel; Mortgage; Other; Owned; Rented LA; Rented PR; Residential; Shared ownership; Sheltered housing; Social housing scheme; Tenant purchase; With parents; Unknown.
  • Income source
    Social welfare or healthboard; Self employed, wage, maintenance or other.
  • Debt type
    Personal loans with financial institutions; Utilities; Mortgage; Hire purchase Loan; Money lender; Overdraft; Rent; Catalogue; Fine; Sub prime; Waste charges.


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