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, yet the burden of debt on working people across the UK has never been greater. Wages haven’t kept up with living costs, so households are spending more of their weekly income on debt servicing, and many are taking on more debt just to cover basic needs. This situation is deeply unjust and unsustainable, bringing economic hardship to millions across the country.
Join us to consider both the human impacts of debt and it’s wider impact on the economy; to debate possible solutions, including a write-off of the most unfair household debt; and to discuss how to develop the role of the trades union movement in future campaigns.
The meeting will be chaired by Eric Roberts, President, UNISON and will feature contributions from:
- Carice Royes – Nurse and RCN member
- Kate Bell – Head of Economic & Social Affairs, TUC
- Sarah-Jayne Clifton – Director, Jubilee Debt Campaign
- Damon Gibbons – Director, Centre for Responsible Credit
Refreshments will be provided (wine, beer, fruit juice and snacks)