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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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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.

StepChange Debt Charity response to new template for basic bank accounts

15 December, 2014

We welcome the announcement by HM Treasury that a new fee-free template for basic bank accounts will be introduced.

Major gap in protections for people in debt

10 December, 2014

When individuals with problem debt ask for assistance they often receive no support.

StepChange Debt Charity response to new FCA credit broking rules

1 December, 2014

For too long unscrupulous credit brokers have subjected borrowers to poor practices.

StepChange Debt Charity appoints new head of media and public affairs

27 November, 2014

Nasreen Memon's experience and passion for social policy issues will be invaluable in driving the charity forward.

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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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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.

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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