19 Jan 2022 | Posted In Bob's Blog (MALG updates)

Happy New Year from MALG! 2022 brings with it yet more challenges for our members and the people they serve and, as always, we’ll be here to support you…
MALG Virtual Connect returns for 2022 – save the date!

Following the success of the first ever MALG Virtual Connect in March 2021, we’ve decided to make it a regular fixture on our events calendar as a new annual one-day event in the Spring.It is designed to offer MALG members and stakeholders the opportunity to join us from the comfort of their own homes/offices across the UK to discuss hot topics and hear updates from our members and others in the wider debt community.MALG Virtual Connect 2022 will take place on Thursday 24 March 2022, 9am-3pm and will focus on ‘Where are we now?: Two years into the pandemic (and one year on from Virtual Connect 2021)’.Programme and booking details will be revealed soon, in the meantime, please save the date! If you are interested in speaking or discussing sponsorship opportunities, please contact bob.winnington@malg.org.uk.

Watch this space…
MALG National Members Meeting 3 February 2022 – book your FREE place!We are very pleased to reveal the full agenda for the utilities-themed MALG National Members Meeting on 3 February 2022 via Zoom:

  • 09.45 – 10.00: Registration and Networking
  • 10.00 – 10.10: Welcome to all guests and new representatives, Bob Winnington, MALG CEO
  • 10.10 – 10.20: MALG Update, Bob Winnington, MALG CEO
  • 10.20 – 10.50: Daniella Weduwer, Policy Manager, Energy UK
  • 10.50 – 11.20: Jess Cook, Project Development Manager (Water Poverty), National Energy Action
  • 11.20 – 11.30: Short Break
  • 11.30 – 12.00: ‘Ending Water Poverty – CCW’s Review of Affordability Support’, Andy White, Senior Policy Manager, Consumer Council for Water
  • 12.00 – 12.20: Panel Q & A
  • 12.25 – 12.30: AOB & Close

National Members should have received an email invitation with Eventbrite link and password to book a FREE place. If you didn’t receive it but think you are eligible, please email info@malg.org.uk 

Please also save the date for our first face-to-face National Members Meeting since the onset of the pandemic on 12 May 2022.

MALG Members Friday Forum sponsorship extension

Earlier this month, PRA Group announced that it will once again partner with MALG to sponsor our ‘Members Friday Forum’ throughout 2022.

The MALG Members Friday Forum was launched in March 2020 to enable money advisers, creditors, regulators, policy-makers and others from the financial services and advice sectors in the UK to advance MALG’s aim of ‘working together to improve the lives of people in debt’ throughout the pandemic.

PRA Group’s sponsorship enabled the forum to continue throughout 2021 as a fortnightly event, attended by representatives from 126 different organisations during the year. It has become an invaluable resource for those supporting the most vulnerable in society during this turbulent time.

Thanks to all those who attended the first MALG Friday Forum of 2022 on 14 January. The next one is on 28 January at 10am and members should have received an email with the new password to access the Zoom link and resources. If you have any issues, please email info@malg.org.uk.Full details can be found here.

MALG CEO interviewed about ‘uncertain times’ on money and wellbeing podcastMALG CEO Bob Winnington was interviewed for the ‘Wisdom Chat: All things money & wellbeing’ podcast hosted by Aurum Gold Ltd. In the episode entitled ‘the challenges of uncertain times’ Bob talks about not-for-profit membership organisation MALG’s aim of ‘working together to improve the lives of people in debt’ and how it is continuously developing in response to the ever-evolving environment, including supporting its diverse range of members throughout the pandemic.Listen here.
MALG Regional Meetings updateRemember, if you are a National Member, you have access to some or all of our Regional Group Meetings so please take advantage of this membership benefit.Details of all upcoming regional meetings can be found at www.malg.org.uk/events.If you aren’t currently being invited to regional meetings and think you should be/want to be, please contact the relevant regional secretary: