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Money Advice Service over-indebtedness figures for UK: 1 in 6 people burdened with financial difficulties

19 Sep 2017 | Posted In Money advice news

Today, the Money Advice Service announces new 2017 over-indebtedness figures for the UK. 8.3 million adults in the UK are living with problem debt The lowest proportion of over-indebted residents live in the South East 13.3 per cent and East of England 14.3 per cent Newham, London revealed as UKs most over-indebted local authority area, […]

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Glasgow Centre for Population Health (GCPH) publishes report on pilot project embedding advice workers in GP practices

18 Sep 2017 | Posted In Money advice news

The Glasgow Centre for Population Health (GCPH) has published a new report which shows that embedding advice workers in GP practices secures £850,000 for patients and reduces GP workloads. The Deep End Advice Worker project developed and tested approaches to delivering advice services (e.g. financial and debt advice, housing advice and social security support) in […]

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Major review of debt advice funding in the UK launches ‘call for evidence’

09 Sep 2017 | Posted In Money advice news

A major Independent Review of the Funding of Debt Advice, led by Peter Wyman, reached a key milestone this week with the launch of a ‘Call for Evidence’. The Review, set up in response to a challenging and complex debt advice funding landscape will make recommendations for an appropriate funding framework for the future, and […]

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Citizens Advice calls for changes to stop people falling into long term credit card debt

30 Aug 2017 | Posted In Money advice news

Major new research by MALG member Citizens Advice has found that nearly 1 in 5 people struggling with debts has had their credit card limit raised without them requesting it -a practice the charity would like to see banned. After the Bank of England issued a warning to lenders about how they are granting credit […]

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Money and Mental Health Policy Institute creates debt and mental health fact sheet for Money Advice Trust

22 Aug 2017 | Posted In Money advice news

MALG member the Money Advice Trust has worked in partnership with the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute to create a debt and mental health fact sheet for its National Debtline and Business Debtline money advice services. The fact sheet explains how debt and mental health can affect each other, and looks at various approaches […]

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