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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 [...]

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 [...]

Reviving the UK Economy | time for a household debt write-off?

The Centre for Responsible Credit and Jubilee Debt Campaign are jointly hosting a fringe meeting at this week's TUC Conference in Brighton.   Conference delegates are invited to join us on Tuesday 13 September, 5.45 – 7.15pm. Meeting Room 8, The Brighton Centre, Kings Road, Brighton BN1 2GR Interest rates are at an all-time low, [...]

Britain in the Red | The household debt burden is unsustainable

We have now published our final report for the joint TUC and Unison commissioned ‘Britain in the Red’ project.  The project has been looking at available aggregate and household survey data to track the household debt burden: particularly assessing the economic impacts of consumer credit borrowing and commenting on the types of household that are [...]

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Evaluating the Social Impact of Fair for You

In December 2015, Fair for You Enterprise CIC launched with its initial offering of affordable, unsecured, loans to help people on low to middle incomes purchase essential household goods.  Fair for You Enterprise CIC is a Community Interest Company wholly owned by Fair for You Ltd, a registered charity which has as its aims: [...]

Using Insight and Innovation to Benefit Low Income Households

January 2016 Over the past forty years the well being of households and businesses has become increasingly dependent on their relationship with financial services. Financial services offer the potential to help manage fluctuations in income and expenditure, build resilience against future shocks, and provide the means for people to take advantage of opportunities. Yet [...]