A report published last week by the Trussell Trust reveals a record 2.5 million food parcels were distributed by their network of food banks in the past year. The figure represents a 33% increase on the previous year, including a disproportionately large increase in the number of parcels distributed to children. Compared to this timeContinue reading “Trussell Trust figures reveal a record number turning to foodbanks during the pandemic”
A report published today by the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee calls for support for renters in the private sector who are in arrears, including a recommendation for funding for some rent debt write-off. It is welcome that the recommendations from the committee recognise the scale of the challenge brought on by Covid-19 forContinue reading “Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee report calls for action on rent debts”
Only got a minute and a second? Press pause on your day.Start a timer for 61 seconds and pray for the 61% of low- income families with children have borrowed money as a result of Covid-19. Spending a penny? Stick a coin on the back of your bathroom door and reflect on those who areContinue reading “Creative prayers for Reset The Debt”
This week, an amendment to the Financial Services Bill (2019-21) will be put to the House of Lords, aiming to ensure a ‘fair debt write-down’ of debts sold on the secondary debt market. This is a positive move towards a debt system which is more just and fair. But what does it actually mean? Let’sContinue reading “Amendment to the Financial Services Bill (2019-21)”
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