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March 2017

Bob’s Blog: Unveiling the new Money Advice Liaison Group brand and membership packages

09 Mar 2017 | Posted In Bob's Blog (MALG updates)

  The world of turbulence continues unabated with the Lords vote on Brexit and the latest Budget dominating domestic news. I was in the Houses of Parliament at the time of the Lords debate to celebrate the launch of the Christian’s Against Poverty Life Skills initiative. The focus is on supporting people to develop practical […]

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Government launches UK Digital Strategy

06 Mar 2017 | Posted In Money advice news

The Government has published its UK Digital Strategy, which sets out how plans to develop a world-leading digital economy that works for everyone.  It looks at improving connectivity, skills and inclusion, safety and security, and delivery of public services. This is part of the Government’s ‘Plan for Britain’ to build a stronger, fairer country that works […]

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Vulnerability Registration Service opens

03 Mar 2017 | Posted In Money advice news

The Vulnerability Registration Service (VRS) is the UK’s first central register for helping vulnerable consumers protect themselves against further debt or financial stress. Its dedicated consumer portal is now open and can be used by organisations to share information about the circumstances of vulnerable consumers to help to avoid them having to go through the […]

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Scotland and the Standard Financial Statement

02 Mar 2017 | Posted In Money advice news

Following the introduction of the Money Advice Service’s Standard Financial Statement (SFS) for debt advice, creditors and others to use as a single, consistent tool for assessing an individual’s income and expenditure on 1 March 2017, Scotland’s Insolvency Service, Accountant in Bankruptcy (AiB) has confirmed that the Common Financial Tool (CFT) used in Scotland, will […]

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Christian’s Against Poverty publishes update to ‘The Poor Pay More’ report

02 Mar 2017 | Posted In Money advice news

Christian’s Against Poverty (CAP) has published an update to its ‘The Poor Pay More’ report from December 2015, which shows how self-disconnection is still a significant problem and explores new data showing how lack of internet access contributes to pre-payment users being unable to get the best energy deals. The report update, entitled ‘Where we […]

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