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Behind on the basics
From a report by StepChange
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.
From a report by the Money and Mental Health Polic
Policy recommendations to ensure that people receiving medical support for a mental health crisis are protected from financial harm, and given space to recover
In Too Deep: an investigation into debt and relationships
From a report by Relate
Struggling with problem debt can lead to relationship distress, increased conflict, decreased positive communication, mistrust and relationship breakdown.
Stop the knock
From a report by Money Advice Trust
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.
Nudging tools for money advisers
A toolkit, which uses behavioural science to better engage and support people with unmanageable debt.
Opportunities and challenges in the debt advice sector
From a report commissioned by the Money Advice Ser
Some highlights from a July 2017 report on research on the debt advice sector commissioned by the Money Advice Service.
Credit Cards - the minimum payment trap
In April 2017 the FCA estimated that there are four million credit card accounts in what they call long-term, persistent debt.
The poverty premium
From a report by Bristol University
Research into eight types of poverty premium that households experience to varying degrees at an average of £490pa.
Giving people control over the shops that never close.
Debt help buys financial freedom for years
From The Freedom Report CAP UK
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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