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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.

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About our media centre

In this section you'll find our latest press releases and responses to industry news. There's information about our latest campaigns that focus on highlighting the causes and consequences of problem debt. You can also find the most recent media coverage of StepChange Debt Charity.

Our response to the Peter Wyman Review of Debt Advice Funding

Peter Wyman’s independent review of the funding of debt was published on 25 January 2018.

With the Financial Guidance and Claims Bill in Parliament also setting out a new strategic framework for debt advice funding, the report delivers a frank and timely assessment of where the sector is now. There’s a clear direction of travel for debt advice providers if we’re to meet the challenge of getting debt advice to everyone who needs it.

Read the response from Phil Andrew, CEO [published on our Medium blog]

Our latest press releases

We reveal our latest debt statistics for the first half of 2018

Published 4 October, 2018

We comment on latest Bank of England consumer lending figures

Published 1 October, 2018

We reveal new strategy to double the number of people helped by 2022

Published 25 September, 2018

Our comment on Help to Save

Published 12 September, 2018

We respond to National Audit Office report on how much debt costs the state

Published 6 September, 2018

Capital of debt: Londoners more likely to be in the red

Published 4 September, 2018

Our comment on latest Bank of England lending figures

Published 30 August, 2018

Our comment on Bank of England interest rate rise

Published 2 August, 2018

Our comment on latest Bank of England consumer credit data and FCA creditworthiness rules

Published 30 July, 2018

Our comment on the Office of National Statistics report

Published 26 July, 2018

Our comment on Treasury Select Committee report on household finances

Published 26 July, 2018

Our reaction to the FCA consumer approach

Published 17 July, 2018

Our comment on latest Bank of England lending statistics

Published 29 June, 2018

Our comment on the FCA retail banking review for overdrafts

Published 27 June, 2018

Why should being vulnerable have to mean being worse off? Our new research

Published 20 June, 2018

Sir Hector Sants to step down as our Chairman to chair the new Single Financial Guidance Body

Published 31 May, 2018

We respond to FCA high cost credit proposals

Published 31 May, 2018

Behind on the basics – three million people in arrears on essential bills in 2017

Published 24 May, 2018

Our comments on Which? letter to FCA on overdrafts

Published 23 May, 2018

Our comment on the latest Bank of England lending data

Published 1 May, 2018

Our comment on loan shark crackdown

Published 25 April, 2018

We support the FCA's scam warning

Published 24 April, 2018

We appoint a new director of external affairs

Published 24 April, 2018

Comment on Bank of England data: the burden of persistent debt

Published 29 March, 2018

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Our latest media coverage

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Contact our media team

Please note: These contacts are for journalist or media enquires only.

0207 391 4598 Office hours

07985 404 153  Outside office hours


Impact report 2016-17

Our impact report looks at the positive change we’re making to the lives of people in, and at risk of, problem debt across the UK. Read the report for full details.

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