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May 2017

Money Advice Scotland publishes 2017 manifesto ahead of General Election

31 May 2017 | Posted In Money advice news

MALG member Money Advice Scotland has published its 2017 manifesto ahead of the General Election on June 8. David Hilferty Executive Officer (Policy and Support), said: “Our Manifesto 2017 sets out how we believe the next UK Government can best act to improve living standards, tackle the poverty premium, enhance levels of consumer protection and […]

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Money and Mental Health Policy Institute publishes new research on financial wellbeing at work

31 May 2017 | Posted In Money advice news

New analysis by The Money and Mental Health Policy Institute, sponsored by Salary Finance, has revealed that over two thirds (67%) of employees who are struggling financially report at least one sign of poor mental health that could affect their ability to function at work. These include loss of sleep, poor concentration, and reduced motivation. […]

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StepChange Debt Charity CEO to step down

30 May 2017 | Posted In Money advice news

Mike O’Connor will leave MALG member StepChange Debt Charity later this year after leading the organisation as Chief Executive since 2013. As the UK’s largest debt advice charity, the number of people in contact for help each year has grown over the last five years by 62% to 600,000. The charity also tackles the causes […]

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Citizens Advice finds people in Scotland living from one pay day to the next

26 May 2017 | Posted In Money advice news

MALG member Citizens Advice Scotland asked people from across Scotland about their relationship with money, debt, credit, and planning for the future in a new study. The findings include: More than half of Scots (51%) say they occasionally run out of money before payday, with 15% saying they do so ‘most of the time’ or ‘always.’ […]

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R3 calls for improvements to personal finance education in schools

26 May 2017 | Posted In Money advice news

MALG member R3, the insolvency and restructuring trade body, has published a briefing showing that just one in ten (10%) British adults say they have received useful advice about personal finance through their school or college. The findings come from research conducted by R3 with over 2,000 adults and is based on R3’s February 2017 Personal […]

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