Blog 2016-12-15T13:35:34+00:00

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The decline of local welfare schemes in England

Local welfare provision in England is at risk of collapsing if Government does not urgently review its approach and step in with more funding for local authorities. A failure to act will create widespread destitution, and put even greater pressure on already over-stretched housing, health, and social care services. Those are the key messages from [...]

By | September 13th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Our projects, Supporting Financially Healthy Lives & Communities|0 Comments

Improving Financial Health: new approaches and innovations

We've teamed up with the Financial Health Exchange at Toynbee Hall to deliver a fantastic new conference in London on 30th October. Too many households in Britain today are struggling with a combination of outstanding debt, low or no savings, and increasing pressure on incomes. Many are also finding it difficult to budget effectively due [...]

Politics needs to address Britain’s emerging consumer debt crisis

This briefing draws upon the latest data from the UK Economic Accounts released by the Office for National Statistics on 31st March 2017  (covering the period up to December 2016) and from the Bank of England’s NMG Consulting survey[1] (‘the NMG survey’) to provide information about the level and distribution of the household consumer credit [...]

By | June 6th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Fair for You makes the case for a massive expansion of affordable credit

A new CfRC report highlights the huge social benefits that could be achieved if Government were to widen the access to affordable, not for profit, alternatives to high cost credit. The report is based on research involving more than 1,000 low income customers of Fair for You – a new national, not for profit alternative [...]

By | March 22nd, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment