Behind on the basics
For some people, just keeping up with basic household costs can be a real struggle. In 2017, 140,000 people who received debt advice from StepChange were behind on at least one of their essential household bills.
Policy recommendations to ensure that people receiving medical support for a mental health crisis are protected from financial harm, and given space to recover
Stop the knock
The use of bailiffs to collect council tax and other debts has risen 14% in two years. They should only ever be used as a last resort.
The poverty premium
Research into eight types of poverty premium that households experience to varying degrees at an average of £490pa.
Debt in the UK: Faith-Based and Secular Responses - London
@Wolfson Theatre New Academic Building, LSE 54 Lincoln's Inn Fields London WC2A 3LJ
The roles of the state and religious organisations in British public life are changing. Faith-based orgs are key providers of relief to those in debt, often while criticising the debt economy as an underlying cause of poverty and inequality. In this public panel, by LSE, Theos, St Paul’s Institute, we ask if alliances could be built to confront the harms of personal debt. What common ground do religious-secular organisations have in identifying the challenges of debt and providing solutions?