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What Happens When You Seek Advice from an EMMA Partner Organisation

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Finding Us The East Midlands Money Advice Partnership is a network of organisations offering free, impartial and expert advice to people who need it. We’re funded by the Money Advice Service, which means the advice we give is of a … Continue reading

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Use of Bailiffs to Collect Council Tax Debts

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The use of bailiffs by councils has grown by 14% in 2 years. This is according to new research by the Money Advice Trust. The report finds that £2.3m of debts was passed to bailiffs by councils in 2016/17, however … Continue reading

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Evaluating the outcomes from debt advice

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This week the Money Advice Service (MAS), released a report evaluating the outcomes from debt advice. MAS is responsible for improving and coordinating the standard of UK debt advice and is also a major funder of free-to-client debt advice (MAS … Continue reading

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Over-Indebtedness in the UK

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The Money Advice Service (MAS) and CACI have released figures on the rate of over Over-Indebtedness in the UK. MAS reports that 15.9% of the population are over-indebted, which accounts for more than 8.26m people in the United Kingdom. This in … Continue reading

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High Cost Credit Problems in Chesterfield

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Citizens Advice Chesterfield have produced a report into high cost credit in Chesterfield. There is not a universal definition for high cost credit but this could be described as credit with one or more of the following: significantly high interest rates, high … Continue reading

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A Picture of Over-Indebtedness

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In March 2016, The Money Advice Service and CACI released a research document – A Picture of Over-Indebtedness. The report tries to understand over-indebtedness across the UK and identifies some key factors linked with over-indebtedness. Someone is considered over-indebted if … Continue reading

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Money Advice Service Consultation on Commissioning Debt Advice Services

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Existing agreements for delivering debt advice across England and Wales come to an end in March 2018. In the consultation document MAS has identified six commissioning intentions for advice services over the next five years: Identify and target priority groups … Continue reading

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New Website Launched!

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We are pleased to announce the launch of a new website for the East Midlands Money Advice Partnership. The Website will be a great way to share information and help people to access the debt advice that they need. Including … Continue reading

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