In 2012 we undertook a study tour to Japan and investigated the impact of their measures to cap the cost of credit and prevent irresponsible lending. Our report highlights the positive effects of these measures, and drew out the implications for the UK.
We need urgent action to address Britain’s household debt crisis. Even before the Covid‑19 pandemic 7.2 million people (fourteen percent of the population) were heavily burdened by debt.
This report provides an assessment of the social benefits that have been created by Fair for You: a Community Interest Company providing affordable credit to families with incomes in the lower half of the income distribution throughout the UK.