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Call for 'breathing space' bill to give those with debt a year’s respite

People experiencing money troubles could soon benefit from up to a year's 'breathing space' from the drivers of debt

'I've got something unpleasant to tell you'

Protect yourself and loved ones from the 3Ds - Death, Divorce & Dementia

Stop GPs charging people in debt crisis up to £150 for mental health paperwork!

Money and Mental Health wants doctors to stop charging people with mental health problems to fill in debt help forms

Forced prepay meter installations could be banned for the most vulnerable customers

Charges for forced installations will be capped and the most vulnerable will be totally exempt, says Ofgem

Record numbers seek debt help in 2016, warns charity

Over 300,000 owing an average of £14,000 each turned to StepChange for help between January and June

1.6 million families in 'extreme' debt

Millions are spending at least 40% of their wages on debt repayments, research has found

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It's the best time ever to cut debt costs. Many can save £1,000s. Shift debts to 41mths 0% for a fee or 2 years free

Credit card promo-period-prompts among solutions for tackling persistent debt

The FCA is proposing doing more to signal the end of promotional periods in its final credit card report

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