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Charges for unpaid council tax 'push people further into debt'

Councils are too quick to call in bailiffs, use court orders and demand upfront payments, says Citizens Advice

Devastating impact of mental health problems on personal finances revealed

A major new study has found over 70% of those with mental health problems believe their condition has hit their finances

StepChange's debt research reignites calls for 'breathing space' scheme

Stark survey results showing the poor treatment of people in debt have reignited calls for a 'breathing space' scheme

All savings now to be paid tax-free

The personal savings allowance has launched so most people's money's now in the wrong place – shift it to boost interest

Budget 2016: Money Advice Service to be replaced

The Money Advice Service is to be replaced by a new "slimmed down" guidance body

New Money & Mental Health Policy Institute launched by Martin Lewis

A new policy institute dedicated to breaking the link between mental illness and money problems has been launched

Give those in debt crisis 'breathing space' to buy food, Martin Lewis and StepChange urge Government

MSE's Martin Lewis and charity StepChange have called on the Government to help those struggling with temporary debt

A masterclass to cut the cost of ALL debts

Martin Lewis tackles cutting the cost of different types of debt one at a time.

Credit card competition 'working fairly well', but watchdog concerned by long-term debt

The Financial Conduct Authority says more could be done to help struggling borrowers with credit card debt

Guest Comment: How Sheffield City Council is supporting payday loan alternatives

Sheffield City Council has supported the setup of a not-for-profit organisation tackling unfair access to finance

Bankruptcy threshold increases from £750 to £5,000

People with low levels of debt will now be able to avoid bankruptcy as the threshold's risen from £750 to £5,000

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