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Cabinet Office Fairness Group releases public statement on Government treatment of people in debt

09 May 2019 | Posted In Money advice news

The Cabinet Office’s ‘Fairness Group’ (made up of debt advice organisations including StepChange, Citizens Advice, Money Advice Trust, Money & Pensions Service, PayPlan and debt collection trade body the Credit Services Association) has released a public statement on government treatment of people in debt: “The government established a Fairness Group in 2016, bringing central and […]

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The end in sight for doctors’ charges for mental health debt forms

21 Feb 2019 | Posted In Money advice news

MALG is delighted with the news today that the BMA – the professional body for all UK doctors – has agreed as part of the new Five Year GP contract with NHS England that:   GPs in England will stop charging for completing the Debt and Mental Health Evidence form – paperwork that people with […]

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Taking Control campaign: 8 in 10 people back call for bailiff regulation

15 Feb 2019 | Posted In Money advice news

11 debt and mental health organisations which make up the Taking Control campaign are calling on the government to establish an independent regulator to clean up the bailiff industry and protect people from the harm that poor debt collection practices cause.   Citizens Advice’s new figures show that regulation has significant public support. National polling, […]

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Bob’s Blog: National Members Meeting and new members to welcome

12 Feb 2019 | Posted In Bob's Blog (MALG updates)

Hello to all our Members, Associates, Supporters and Friends! January has passed us by in a flash and here we are well into February with some fantastic MALG milestones already under our belt. More to follow below on what we’ve been up to so far this year… As you know, my aim for this year […]

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Financial Ombudsman Service: Dealing with Debt

06 Feb 2019 | Posted In Money advice news

The Financial Ombudsman Service has we published their latest edition of Ombudsman news showing the current issues they’re seeing involving debt and debt collection practices as well as their latest complaints data over the last quarter. This time of year can be bleak. With turkey and twinkling lights a distant memory, it’s back to reality. Many […]

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