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Debt policy and research

Take a look at our latest research into UK personal debt trends and
statistics, how we campaign for change, and our work in Parliament.

In 2018 we helped

650,000

people with their debts

 

Working towards a society free from problem debt

With 25 years’ experience providing free debt advice and solutions, we’re well placed to inform policy and practice change. In this section you’ll find all our latest research and reports and up-to-date debt statistics from our work to help members of the public deal with their debts.

If you’re an MP or parliamentarian you can find information on our latest campaigns as well as briefings for Parliamentary debates at Holyrood and Westminster. We also provide resources to help constituents deal with problem debt.

Our policy team uses our clients’ experiences to make the evidence-based case for changing regulation, law and practice, to reduce the risk of problem debt and the harm it causes to people.

A third of Brits turn to credit at Christmas

Our latest survey highlights a worrying trend in the number of people turning to credit at Christmas.

Mounting pressure to impress from social media, combined with easily accessible credit is causing people to take on more debt to make it through the festive season.

Find out more

2019 General Election

We’re calling on all parties in the General Election to reduce problem debt and protect vulnerable households.

Read our election briefing for full details.

Making the case for change

Our team undertakes research into personal debt, shares insights, and shapes policy proposals. This helps inform and influence change through a range of government and regulatory bodies, financial trade associations and others from the public, private and voluntary sector.

We make sure the voice of our clients is heard by raising concerns with a range of government and regulatory bodies and making proposals for action. This is all in order to achieve positive changes to people’s lives and to work towards a society free from problem debt.

Our policy blog

Written by industry experts in our policy team, our blog on Medium.com is packed with insight and comment on the latest UK personal debt trends.

Visit the blog