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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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Our response to latest insolvency statistics

Published 29 April, 2016

The latest figures show an increase in the number of people entering into a debt relief order (DRO).

Our response to Bank of England’s Money and Credit statistics

Published 29 April, 2016

A rapid rise in consumer borrowing risks increasing the vulnerability of households already struggling to make ends meet.

Part time workers increasingly financially vulnerable

Published 6 April, 2016

Our latest figures show that people contacting us for debt advice are increasingly likely to work part time rather than full time.

 

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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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Personal debt 2015: Statistics Yearbook findings

Our Statistics Yearbook 2015 takes a closer look at personal and household debt trends in the UK - April 2016

Council tax debt in Scotland: a growing problem

Published March 2016

This report provides a clearer picture of the extent of the problem of Council Tax arrears in Scotland.

Scotland in the Red

Published March 2016

Our latest Scotland in the Red report looks at the changing nature of debt problems in Scotland.

The credit safety net

Published February 2016

Our report report looks at consumer credit trends in Britain, the use of credit as a safety net and how this can lead to personal debt problems.

Navigating the New Normal

Published December 2015

Our research reveals why working families fall into problem debt and recommends ways to help those affected by income shocks.

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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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0207 391 4598 Office hours

07985 404 153 Outside office hours

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"I wish to thank your staff for all the great help they gave me when I was in so much debt.
They were a pillar of support to me." (Leslie, Essex)

Foundation for Credit Counselling Wade House, Merrion Centre, Leeds, LS2 8NG trading as StepChange Debt Charity and StepChange Debt Charity Scotland. A registered charity no.1016630 and SC046263. It is a limited company registered in England and Wales (company no:2757055). Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

*This is the average rating of our service on Feefo by DMP and DRO clients three months into their solution.