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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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Over 1.5 million more British women than men losing sleep over money worries 

17 November, 2014

Women are being kept awake in greater numbers than men due to worries over money

Understanding the perspective of consumers struggling with debt and affordability – Mike O’Connor speech to FCA staff

13 November, 2014

Transcript of Mike O’Connor's speech to FCA staff on 6 November 2014

StepChange Debt Charity response to FCA payday loan price cap announcement

11 November, 2014

Today’s announcement will help bring the payday lending industry under control

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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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The £8 billion challenge: Cutting the cost of problem debt

Published October 2014

We commissioned independent experts, Baker Tilly, to evaluate what debt advice means for individuals, their families, lenders and the state.

Debt in Northern Ireland

Published September 2014

The average amount of unsecured debt owed by Northern Irish clients is increasing.

The debt trap: the impact of debt on families with children

Published May 2014

Our report, written alongside The Children's Society, lifts the lid on the devastating impact debt can have on children.

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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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