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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

 

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Latest Press Releases from StepChange Debt Charity

Media releases issuing comment, identifying trends and highlighting concerns

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Debt problems placing strain on health services

Published 27 February, 2015

The lack of adequate help and protection for people struggling with debt is placing a potentially heavy burden on health services.

Dealing with nuisance calls - how the UK still lags behind

Published 26 February, 2015

The UK is still trailing many other countries in its approach to dealing with nuisance calls.

StepChange Debt Charity response to CMA payday market review

Published 24 February, 2015

A number of failures of the previous regulatory regime are now being addressed.

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Research

 

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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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An action plan on problem debt

Published January 2015

The next Government has an opportunity to offer better help for people in debt.

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

Published December 2014

We've released an annual report on the changing nature of problem debts in Scotland.

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.

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Our campaigns

 

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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.

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