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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.
Recovery space 
Policy recommendations to ensure that people receiving medical support for a mental health crisis are protected from financial harm, and given space to recover
In Too Deep: an investigation into debt and relationships 
Struggling with problem debt can lead to relationship distress, increased conflict, decreased positive communication, mistrust and relationship breakdown.
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.
Nudging tools for money advisers 
A toolkit, which uses behavioural science to better engage and support people with unmanageable debt.
Opportunities and challenges in the debt advice sector 
Some highlights from a July 2017 report on research on the debt advice sector commissioned by the Money Advice Service.
Credit Cards - the minimum payment trap 
In April 2017 the FCA estimated that there are four million credit card accounts in what they call long-term, persistent debt.
The poverty premium 
Research into eight types of poverty premium that households experience to varying degrees at an average of £490pa.
Shopper Stopper
Giving people control over the shops that never close. 
Debt help buys financial freedom for years 
CAP's The Freedom Report - research on importance of debt advice in building financial capability, resilience to stay free of problem debt. 

Events (1 found)

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?

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