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October 2017

Government issues call for evidence on six week ‘breathing space’ scheme for individuals in debt

31 Oct 2017 | Posted In Money advice news

The government has issued a call for evidence to gain further insight from the debt advice sector and creditors about how best to design, implement, administer and monitor a six-week breathing space scheme and statutory debt management plan. The call for evidence covers the following, broad, topics: how to access and then enter a six-week […]

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Bob’s Blog: The MALG Conference is less than one month away!

31 Oct 2017 | Posted In Bob's Blog (MALG updates)

With all the changes that have taken place at MALG over the past 18 months since I joined the organisation, time has really been flying by and with less than a month to go until the new-look, new-format MALG Conference, things are now seriously ramping up! We’ve been overwhelmed by the response from sponsors, exhibitors, […]

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New report on how making better use of data can help identify vulnerable customers in water and energy sectors

31 Oct 2017 | Posted In Money advice news

A new report produced by Ofwat and Ofgem through the UK Regulators Network (UKRN) reveals that while there are already some examples of cross-sectoral collaboration between water and energy companies to help vulnerable customers, there is scope for much more. Given the similar types of support offered, Ofwat and Ofgem want their respective sectors to pool their […]

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Blog: Why we must urgently transform our global financial system

24 Oct 2017 | Posted In Thought leadership

Anna Laycock is Executive Director at the Finance Innovation Lab, a charity working for a financial system that serves people and planet. The Lab’s Trustee Bruce Davis will be one of the keynote speakers at the Money Advice Liaison Group (MALG) Conference on 27 November 2017, where the overall theme is the ‘future of money advice’. He […]

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Money & Mental Health Policy Institute publishes report on debt advice in mental health settings

23 Oct 2017 | Posted In Money advice news

The Money & Mental Health Policy Institute has published a new report entitled Whose job is it anyway? How mental health practitioners help navigate financial difficulty. Financial difficulties have a daily and destructive impact on the work of mental health professionals and support staff. One in four people with a mental health problem are also […]

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