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Sharing our latest press releases, media coverage, and insights.


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Working towards a society free from problem debt

As the UK’s leading debt charity, our 30 years of experience give us rich insight and expertise that we willingly share to analyse debt and the harm it causes, and work on solutions to address it.

Our press office can help journalists with information and comment, arrange briefings or interviews with our experts, and help facilitate case study requests with introductions to some of our clients who are willing to share their experience in the media.

Contact our Media Team (For journalists only):

  • 02073 914598 (Office hours)
  •  07985 404153 (Out of hours)

Latest Press Release

StepChange Debt Charity reacts to King’s Speech

StepChange Debt Charity has reacted to the new Government’s Bills and priorities announced today as part of the King’s Speech. The charity is pleased to see new legislation to improve rights for people renting privately, alongside commitments to improving living standards, job security and wages across the UK.

Read the press release

Recent Blogs


Scotland in the Red: Looking at the picture for Scots dealing with problem debt

Sharon Bell, Head of StepChange Scotland, writes:

"Scotland in the Red is a report we publish annually which looks at some of the key issues that have been facing clients in Scotland. In our 2023 analysis just published, we can see the particular problems that have arisen from a lack of financial resilience, especially in the light of the rising cost of living, playing out in significant arrears problems in priority debts such as Council Tax."

Go to the Medium blog.

Recent Media Coverage


CEO Vikki Brownridge wrote an opinion piece for the Yorkshire Post, discussing our call to the next Government to introduce a statutory regulator for the bailiff industry.

Head of Policy, Research, and Public Affairs, Peter Tutton, was quoted in both the print and online version of the Times, as part of a report that the Treasury are set to regulate Buy Now, Pay Later, within the first 100 days of the new Government.

Stylist Magazine covered our polling online at length, leading with our statistic that parents are borrowing more now than they were this time last year, also quoting Vikki Brownridge directly.


Research and reports

Our expert insights and industry leading specialists break down the biggest consumer credit issues today.

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Key policy campaigns

We use our research and insights to raise awareness and campaign for sustainable change.

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Our work in Parliaments

Working with ministers in Westminster and Hollyrood on policy briefings, events and constituency debt trends.

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Client Stories

Our clients help us campaign for change and encourage other people who are struggling with debt to get help. Ask how our media client volunteers can help you.

Hear from Alannah

"I live with a range of different long-term health conditions, which means that for a while I was reliant on ESA and PIP for my income. Things were tight and I was being underpaid due to an error, and therefore I had to appeal this to be able to get my full entitlement."

Read Alannah's story

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These stories show that debt can happen to anyone, and the reasons for it are varied.

See more client stories here

Our wide range of debt information articles

We have more than 250 articles on the different types of debt, creditor action, budgeting, and ways to help you understand debt, including:

Debt happens. We deal with it.

We have helped millions of people since 1993.

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"Stepchange = stress relief"

"Stepchange helped me alot...every month I used to stress because I knew I would have nothing left over to my name. Now I only give the amount I can really afford to my creditors. BIG THANKS TO STEPCHANGE."

Mohammed, Feefo Review