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Media centre. The latest news, statistics and facts about UK problem debt.

We want to make millions more people aware of the help that StepChange Debt Charity offers. Through campaigns, research and reports, press releases and social media, our experienced team provide leading insight on problem debt across the UK.

Press releases



Latest Press Releases from StepChange Debt Charity

Media releases issuing comment, identifying trends and highlighting concerns

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Adapting auto-enrolment to fix savings crisis

Published 6 August, 2015

Our discussion paper on adapting auto-enrolment to help the savings crisis in the UK.

StepChange Debt Charity response to FCA/Cash Genie announcement

Published 27 July, 2015

Our response to the annoucement that Cash Genie is to refund £20m to customers.

StepChange Debt Charity response to CFA report

Published 21 July, 2015

Payday loans are decreasing but more action is required to tackle financial distress.

StepChange Debt Charity response to Budget

Published 08 July, 2015

Mike O’Connor, Chief Executive of StepChange Debt Charity responds to today's Budget.

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Research and reports from StepChange Debt Charity

Analysis of, and policy recommendations for, overindebtedness and wider consumer issues

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Becoming a nation of savers

Published August 2015

Our discussion paper proposes a radical adaptation of the pensions auto-enrolment system to fix the UK's savings crisis.

Personal Debt 2014: Statistics Yearbook findings

Published March 2015

We've released our Statistics Yearbook 2014, which paints a thorough picture of personal and household debt trends in the UK.

Wales in the Red: assessing the impact of problem debt in Wales

Published March 2015

We've released our annual report on the changing nature of problem debt in Wales.

Council tax arrears: the impact of aggressive enforcement action

Published March 2015

A report into the growing Council tax arrears crisis tipping families into problem debt.

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Our campaigns



Campaigns from StepChange Debt Charity

We run campaigns to highlight the causes and consequences of problem debt, and to promote policy solutions focused on improving the lives of those living under the strain of unmanageable debt

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Got their number - Ending the harm cause by nuisance calls and texts

Autumn 2013

A campaign to address the harmful effects of nuisance calls and text messages.

Payday loan campaign - High Cost Credit Bill briefing

Summer 2013

Campaign to support greater regulation of the payday loan industry.

Consumer credit spotlight

Autumn 2012

Highlighting current issues in the use of credit cards, payday loans, overdrafts and store cards.

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Foundation for Credit Counselling (trading as StepChange Debt Charity) is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales (Company No: 2757055 ) and a charity registered in England and Wales (Registered Charity No: 1016630). Registered office: Wade House, Merrion Centre, Leeds, LS2 8NG. Consumer Credit Counselling Service (Scotland) trading as StepChange Debt Charity Scotland is a company limited by guarantee registered in Scotland (Company No: SC162719) and a charity registered in Scotland (Registered Charity No:SC024413). Registered office: 33 Bothwell Street, Glasgow G2 6NL. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.