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MALG Friday Forum insight: Coronavirus and money advice sector capacity – the calm before the storm?

06 May 2020 | Posted In Bob's Blog (MALG updates), Money advice news

The UK’s debt and money advice sector has been preparing itself for unprecedented demand amid the widespread economic implications of the Coronavirus ‘lockdown’. Organisations have been quick to adapt to the ever-changing circumstances to ensure that advice and support can continue for those who still need it most, and that help is there for those […]

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StepChange launches new easy referral form to make it even simpler to refer people for debt advice

04 May 2020 | Posted In Money advice news

As the coronavirus situation continues, more and more people are feeling the financial strain. StepChange Debt Charity wants to make it as easy as possible for them to get debt help when they need it. It is therefore launching a new easy referral form, which makes it even simpler than ever to refer people to StepChange […]

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New research from Citizens Advice: Millions facing financial cliff edge when Coronavirus protections end

01 May 2020 | Posted In Money advice news

New research from Citizens Advice has revealed that over 13 million people have already been unable to pay, or expect to be unable to pay, at least one bill because of the Coronavirus outbreak. Of these, almost 11 million have missed or expect to miss a bill that would leave them vulnerable to severe consequences […]

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Bob’s Blog: MALG Coronavirus update w/c 27 April 2020

28 Apr 2020 | Posted In Bob's Blog (MALG updates)

Dear MALG members and contacts, With so much going on at the moment, we are now updating our contacts more regularly on how MALG is supporting members through the Coronavirus crisis to ensure that we can all continue ‘working together to improve the lives of people in debt’. We now have more than 60 people registered for our […]

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Government bans bailiff visits during Covid-19, as charities call for further action on council tax

28 Apr 2020 | Posted In Money advice news

The UK’s largest debt advice charities have welcomed emergency legislation banning bailiffs from visiting homes to enforce debts during Covid-19 restrictions – but say the Government “must go further” in helping people struggling with council tax bills as a result of the outbreak. Citizens Advice, Money Advice Trust and StepChange Debt Charity raised concerns with Ministers last […]

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