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Collection: Debt and/or Money

 
A new guide which uses behavioural insight techniques and has gone through extensive user-testing to maximise the chances of people using it taking the steps they need to deal with their debts.
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An update on a trial of an online tool which provided people with the ability to close online shops at times of their choosing and limit temptation to spend. Some good recommendations.
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A new digital-only bank aims to address financial risk by incenting five controllable behaviours - not spending more than we earn, not saving regularly, not having insurance in place, not paying off property and not investing for the long term.
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Of Jesus’ 132 public appearances, 122 were in the marketplace. Of 52 parables Jesus told, 45 had a workplace context. Jesus spent his adult life as a carpenter until age 30 before he went into a preaching ministry in the workplace.
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For some people, just keeping up with basic household costs can be a real struggle. In 2017, 140,000 people who received debt advice from StepChange were behind on at least one of their essential household bills.
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Highlights the importance of wealth creation for global Christianity and the church in order to inspire young leaders, established leaders, churches, organizations, and individuals.
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Policy recommendations to ensure that people receiving medical support for a mental health crisis are protected from financial harm, and given space to recover
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Practical action for employers minded by the common good to help address the widening gap between top earners and lowest paid workers.
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Struggling with problem debt can lead to relationship distress, increased conflict, decreased positive communication, mistrust and relationship breakdown.
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The use of bailiffs to collect council tax and other debts has risen 14% in two years. They should only ever be used as a last resort.
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An initiative in primary schools with 10-11 year olds to develop financial literacy. At one school. pupils saved over £24,000 in one year.
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A toolkit, which uses behavioural science to better engage and support people with unmanageable debt.
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Some highlights from a July 2017 report on research on the debt advice sector commissioned by the Money Advice Service.
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In April 2017 the FCA estimated that there are four million credit card accounts in what they call long-term, persistent debt.
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Research into eight types of poverty premium that households experience to varying degrees at an average of £490pa.
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Giving people control over the shops that never close. 
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CAP's The Freedom Report - research on importance of debt advice in building financial capability, resilience to stay free of problem debt. 
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The pay ratio enables employees, shareholders, consumers see how serious a company or organisation is about fair pay and equality.
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The Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) hosted a roundtable discussion in July 2016 to discuss how digital skills and technology can help tackle the problem of financial exclusion.
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Just Finance have published four short videos on what the Bible says about money and how does Christian tradition help us think about money and debt.
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Richard Gough, General Secretary at the Diocese of London challenges us to think about justice as consumers, in the context of business and with our assets.
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People with mental health problems are far more likely to face financial difficulty than others. The Money and Mental Health charity have launched a consultation on policies to protect such consumers.
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A challenging story from the USA about Dan Price, the CEO of Gravity Payments who earned $1.1M pa and decided to reduce it so that all workers in the company could earn a minimum salary of $70,000pa
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Some time back, I attended a workshop on inequality. One of the questions that intrigued me was, 'What should be the ratio of the CEO's pay in a company and the lowest paid workers?'
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There are some financial products that could be useful for those struggling with budgeting and managing their finances. If you are involved in debt advice or helping vulnerable people you may want to investigate further.
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Second of a series of 4 short films from To Your Credit. Leading theologians reflect how the Church has developed its teaching on debt, money and credit over the last two thousand years.
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A generosity kit could be as big as a suitcase or as small as your back pocket. The idea is just that you face the day prepared – with a kit of items that could range from a safety pin to a shovel, ready to give out generously to those in need.
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goHenry is a Pre-paid Card and App with unique parental controls for young people aged 8 to 18. It was founded by a group of parents, designed specifically with the goal of helping young
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Nearly 550,000 people contacted the StepChange Debt Charity for help in 2015. Their Statistic Yearbook 2015 gives some real insights, through simple infographics, into the personal debt of clients in this year.
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The Archbishop of Canterbury’s Task Group and pfeg, the Personal Finance Education Group are rolling out LifeSavers, a national financial education programme for primary schools. Could you register a primary school you are involved with?
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First of a series of 4 short films from To Your Credit, Justin Welby and leading theologians reflect on the theology of money and debt. A guide for small group discussion accompanies each film, including key bible
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