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Media Centre

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

Welcome to our media centre

In this section you'll find all of our latest press releases, news updates and statements to the media where we share our views, comments as well as expert insights.

You can also find information on our latest policy campaigns highlighting the causes and consequences of problem debt, plus updates on our recent media coverage.

Our latest press release

Support still needed for struggling households, despite energy price cap fall, says StepChange

StepChange Debt Charity says that, despite today’s announcement that the energy price cap will drop to £1,690 a year from April, support for households will still be necessary as they struggle with record levels of energy debt. The charity says that targeted write-offs are essential for those who can’t afford to repay energy debt that has risen to a record £2.9bn.

Read the press release

Recent media coverage

In the print and online media, in the Telegraph, our YouGov polling, which found that a quarter of renters had to use savings to cover rent last year, featured in an article analysing UK rents. Our call to extend the Household Support Fund, alongside sector partners such as Citizens Advice, featured in a Big Issue article.

Across TV and radio, Chief Client Officer, Richard Lane, was interviewed live on BBC Radio 4's You and Yours regarding water bills and what to do if consumers are struggling to pay. Listen here from 38 minutes.

Working towards a society free from problem debt

Our vision is to create a society free from problem debt and the harm it causes in the UK, not just to individuals but to families and communities.

We've helped transform the lives of millions and we’re committed to helping millions more by making 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.

Connect with us

Connect with us through social media to get all the latest news about our campaigns. If you are a journalist, you're welcome to use any of the information contained in the Media Centre on the StepChange Debt Charity website, such as:

  • press releases
  • official announcements
  • statistics
  • research papers
  • articles, features and publications. 

All such items are considered to be in the public domain and may therefore be used as long as StepChange Debt Charity is clearly cited as the source of the information used. For further information, use the details below to contact our press office.

Media enquiries (journalists only)

Get in touch with our media team for more information about our work.

Social media

Connect with us through social media and get all the latest news about our campaigns.

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