Data released this week by Citizens Advice paints a distressing picture for levels of household debt in the UK if the proposed cut to Universal Credit goes ahead at the end of September. Universal Credit has been uprated by £20 per week during the pandemic, to help families relying on the benefit make ends meet.Continue reading “Wave of debt and uncertainty set to hit Universal Credit claimants after planned cut”
This blog is written by Paul Morrison of the Joint Public Issues Team. Well over a thousand supporters of the Reset the Debt campaign wrote to their MPs to ask them to attend the debate on household debt in Parliament on 8 May. Thank you! The debate attracted a range of MPs from across theContinue reading “Reset the Debt in Parliament”
On Thursday 8 July, MPs will come together to debate and discuss solutions and issues around household debt incurred as a result of Covid-19. Before the debate, we’re praying for our MPs and those who are weighed down by debt today. Loving God,We thank you for the abundance of your creation. We celebrate that youContinue reading “Prayer for MPs”
A report published last week by the Centre for Cities demonstrates widening inequalities between richer and poorer areas of the UK. Many in less affluent areas, especially in the North and the Midlands, are facing a disproportionately large debt burden, meaning bounce-back from the pandemic will be uneven. The report, An Uneven Recovery, highlights theContinue reading “New Centre for Cities report shows unequal post-pandemic savings and debt in cities across the UK”
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