Press coverage

Here’s a selection of the press and online coverage of the campaign to #SaveDebtAdvice

MARCH 2022

Campaigners Celebrate End of Debt Commissioners’ ‘Ill-Fated Adventure’ (Quids In, 22nd March 2022)

The uncertain future of debt advice (Legal Action, March 2022)

FEBRUARY 2022

MaPS to increase funding for debt advice services (Credit Strategy, 17th February 2022)

JANUARY 2022

Unite for Debt Advice Workers! (Unite For Our Society, 24th January 2022)

Calls to save ‘essential’ face-to-face debt advice services (Manchester Evening News, 24th January 2022)

Shadow Cabinet member backs debts service fight in Bury and Bolton (Bury Times, 18th January 2022)

Bolton MP backs letter call to safeguard debt services (The Bolton News, 13th January 2022)

Sheffield debt advice services are given reprieve (The Star, 7th January 2022)

Nadia on… Debt (Left Lion, 4th January 2022)

Martin Lewis slams ‘substantial cut’ to face-to-face debt advice services (Express, 2nd January 2022)

DECEMBER 2021

Debt advice cuts suspended after Unite campaign (Unite Live, 18th December 2021)

Changes to debt advice services set to “significantly” cut vital face-to-face support – and vulnerable people will be hit hardest (Money & Mental Health Policy Institute, 17th December 2021)

Letter: Don’t let this vital advice service suffer cuts (Bolton News, 9th December 2021)

MaPS recommissioning of debt advice services: will it meet the needs of clients in vulnerable situations? (University of Bristol Personal Finance Research Centre, 8th December 2021)

Life-saving Leeds debt advice service loses £100,000 funding in controversial shake-up (Yorkshire Post, 5th December 2021)

‘Incomprehensible’ £3m cut to face-to-face debt advice services will put lives at risk, Yorkshire MPs warn (Yorkshire Post, 2nd December 2021)

NOVEMBER 2021

Face-to-face debt advice services in Northamptonshire could be ‘completely lost’ after proposed funding changes take effect (Northampton Chronicle & Echo, 26th November 2021)

We need to maintain face to face money advice services in Glasgow (Glasgow Times, 15th November 2021)

Fighting cuts to debt advice (Red Pepper, 12th November 2021)

Former Debt Adviser secretly tells UCAN of MaPS contract (Universal Credit Action Network, 12th November 2021)

Debt advice shake-up in England could reduce face-to-face help (Guardian, 8th November 2021)

The Future of Debt Advice (Unite For Our Society, 8th November 2021)

Talk Money Week: Proposal to halve key debt advice funding will cause advice deserts (Unite, 8th November 2021)

The ‘deserts’ of debt advice (Unite Live, 8th November 2021)

Defending Debt Advice (Tribune, 7th November 2021)

Debt advice is being cut when it’s needed most, but workers are fighting back (Labour Outlook, 5th November 2021)

Free debt advisers are key workers too and have helped some of society’s most vulnerable people (Independent, 27th October 2021)

OCTOBER 2021

Fears over the future of free debt advice (BBC News, 22nd October 2021)

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