Three picks this week that looking at different aspects of what needs to happen to help people in/after the pandemic: The clock is ticking: government must act now to protect renters Coronavirus & the reform of Personal Insolvency in England Extraordinary Times Need Extraordinary Measures. Tweet of the week 1) @jackiebmsp amendments to Bankruptcy Application fees in Scotland … [Read more...]
Weekly News Round-ups
Every week on a Sunday I publish my selection from the last week's news about debt, debt advice and policy.
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If you are interested in the future of debt advice, my pick of the week is my own article: Coronavirus – how the debt advice sector should be planning. Debt Coronavirus – how the debt advice sector should be planning my article. Tesco Bank customers get credit rating warnings after taking payment holiday Times (paywall): Jayne ... was given a payment holiday at the end of March, but on … [Read more...]
Lots of articles this week on rent arrears - probably the single biggest debt problem facing the country. The looming rent arrears crisis The problem: Coronavirus: Private renters need more help to 'ride out crisis' BBC: Almost half a million people are at "high risk" of homelessness, according to 187 local councils across England. The government proposal: Optimism of the … [Read more...]