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May 2021

Bob’s Blog: Update from MALG May 2021

26 May 2021 | Posted In Bob's Blog (MALG updates)

Hello to all our MALG Members and contacts! Lockdown may now finally be lifting and we are looking forward to running face-to-face events again but our virtual events programme is still going strong and the future is likely to be a combination of both. Thanks to all those who have been attending the MALG Members Friday Forum. […]

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Money and Pensions Service publishes ‘young people and money’ report

19 May 2021 | Posted In Money advice news

Money and Pensions Service (MaPS) has published a new report entitled ‘Young people and money: a review of young people’s use of online information and advice’. The UK Strategy for Financial Wellbeing sets a goal to ensure that two million more children and young people growing up in the UK receive a meaningful financial education […]

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Yorkshire Building Society teams up with Citizens Advice to pilot one-to-one support service

18 May 2021 | Posted In Money advice news

Yorkshire Building Society is teaming up with Citizens Advice to launch a pilot scheme where Citizens Advice advisers will be available in branches. The six Yorkshire Building Society branches running the nine-month pilot scheme are Barnsley, Castleford, Leeds, Rothwell, Wakefield and York. The advisers will offer to support members of the public with a range […]

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New £2.4m pilot for people in mental health crisis to help avoid spiralling debt

10 May 2021 | Posted In Money advice news

The Money and Pensions Service (MaPS) has launched an innovative new pilot to help people in mental health crisis avoid worsening debt problems, as part of its increased funding for debt advice in 2021/22. The government-backed MaPS has committed £94.6million overall in 2021/22 to support vital debt advice services as people continue to grapple with […]

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New scheme to give people in problem debt breathing space launched

04 May 2021 | Posted In Money advice news

Hundreds of thousands of people struggling with debt problems will be supported through a new debt respite scheme that launched today (4 May 2021). around 700,000 people struggling with problem debt to benefit from Breathing Space this year scheme will give those facing financial difficulties 60 days to get finances back on track – without […]

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