Welcome MALG members and contacts! I hope you’re all well and enjoyed the sunnier weather we we’ve been lucky enough to have this April. I was delighted to see such a good turnout at the National Members Meeting in London on 24th April. We had an excellent line-up of speakers and I’m sure you’ll agree it provoked some interesting discussion around topics such as support for mortgage interest and GDPR. There was also the usual regulatory and MALG updates and an introduction to new representatives. If you’d like to view the papers and presentation slides from the meeting, they can be found on our website here.
Following the meeting, we are conducting a short survey to summarise attendees’ engagement with the session from Department for Work & Pensions on Support for Mortgage Interest (SMI – formerly ‘Help with Housing Costs’), which is now paid as a loan rather than a benefit. If you were in the session, please take part in the survey here.
‘Save the date’ for 2018 conference!
As I said in my last blog, this year’s conference will be even bigger and better and we will soon be able to reveal the other organisations we are partnering with to deliver the FREE must-attend programme! In the meantime, please save the date of Wednesday 14th November 2018 and take a look at the venue –Central Hall Westminster.
We’ve already had a lot of interest in sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, so please get in touch register your interest in sponsoring or exhibiting at the MALG Conference 2018 on our website to avoid disappointment. We will be in touch with all those who exhibited last year and have registered this year soon.
Do you have any ideas/requests for panel sessions discussion topics for this year’s conference? Please follow the link here.
GDPR reminder – sign up to keep in touch with MALG
There is now less than one month until new data protection regulation comes into force. Don’t forget to sign up to receive future blogs and other communication from MALG (including conference updates and announcements) here otherwise we will be unable to contact you.
Find below our most recent money advice sector news, which you can keep up to date with on our website
- A major Independent Review of the Funding of Debt Advice, led by Peter Wyman. Read the full story here.
- Campaign by the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute, the Government has announced that their new ‘breathing space’ debt respite scheme will be extended to cover people receiving NHS mental health crisis services. Read the full story here.
- Ministry of Justice crackdown on rogue bailiffs. Read the full story here.