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Councils Urged To Partner Debt Charities In Wake Of Ombudsman Criticism

Local authorities can avoid heavy-handed treatment of Council Tax arrears – criticised by the Local Government Ombudsman this week – by partnering with recognised debt advice services to help deal with the underlying problem. UK registered charity The Debt Advice Foundation issued its advice following two announcements from the Ombudsman this week, in which Newham […]

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Government To Consider Tighter Debt Management Regulation

The Ministry of Justice has launched a consultation process on the regulation of debt management companies. The consultation paper will explore whether regulated schemes should be introduced, how they would work and whether tighter non-statutory regulation of current schemes would be more appropriate. Debt Advice Foundation welcomes the move, which combines two of the charity’s […]

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Numbers Seeking Debt Advice Soars

New figures show Citizens Advice Bureaux in England and Wales dealing with 9,300 requests for debt advice every working day. This is a 27% increase in the three months to the end of June 2009 compared with the same period last year.

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Debt Advice Foundation Charity Launches New Helpline

Registered UK charity, Debt Advice Foundation, which promotes research and education around debt issues, has launched a freephone hotline to help deal with the increasing demand for support from people struggling with debt and money worries – with a team of counsellors to provide speedy debt advice and practical support.

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British Actor Neil Morrissey Enters an IVA

Actor Neil Morrissey has entered an IVA after admitting to having debts totaling £2.5m. Neil’s portfolio of property and commercial enterprises failed to perform, leaving him insolvent and facing bankruptcy. But Morrissey said “Bankruptcy’s the easy way out. I decided no, I’d step up to the plate, try to do the right thing and get […]

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Money Diaries authors receive Young Citizens award

Ruth Gratton and Nicola Haresceugh, pupils at Southlands High School in Chorley, have won a Lancashire County Council Young Citizen Award for helping to educate thousands of youngsters throughout the region about managing their money. Ruth and Nicola have written and illustrated two books in the Money Diaries series, which aims to explore key financial […]

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Education Minister Praises Charity’s New Education Initiative

The Rt Hon Ed Balls MP, Education Minister was full of praise for Debt Advice Foundation’s new financial education initiative, The Money Diaries, which was produced in partnership with Southlands High School, Chorley. He said that the book was “ideal to give children an introduction into finance and handling money. It is beautifully presented, very […]

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Misleading Debt Firms Shut Down

One hundred companies offering to write off debts or secure personal injury compensation have been shut down by the Ministry of Justice in the last two years. The Ministry of Justice said a number of firms had been guilty of misleading advertising, claiming that credit card debt could be written off within six weeks or […]

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Chorley School Girls Launch Educational Debt Book

A groundbreaking initiative launched by Debt Advice Foundation and Southlands High School, has resulted in two Southlands pupils, Ruth Gratton age 15 and Nicola Harescough age 16 becoming published authors. The Debt Advice Foundation approached Brian Souter, Deputy Head Teacher of Southlands School, to ask if an educational tool could be developed by pupils to […]

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