“No-one should lose their home as a result of the coronavirus epidemic”

On Thursday (23rd September) the BBC reported the story of a couple facing eviction after falling into debt and rent arrears as a result of the covid pandemic. Now that the ban on evictions has ended, Marshall and Joanne – who fell through the net of support during the pandemic – have been served withContinue reading ““No-one should lose their home as a result of the coronavirus epidemic””


How could the government support families weighed down by debt on 3rd March?

In the upcoming budget, the Chancellor will set out a the UK’s financial path. This will be an opportunity to offer support for those hit hardest by the pandemic, including businesses, workers and families. In the budget, the Chancellor has the opportunity to do this by taking on the burden of families weighed down byContinue reading “How could the government support families weighed down by debt on 3rd March?”

Hidden consequences of the evictions ban

Last week the Government announced that the ban on evictions in England and Wales would be extended to 21st February. This was a necessary step to ensure that no one loses their home in the midst of a public health crisis. However, amidst this welcome announcement is hidden the disappointing detail that the Government haveContinue reading “Hidden consequences of the evictions ban”

The delayed impact of the debt crisis

In a recent opinion piece in the Guardian (16 December 2020), Phillip Inman and Patrick Collinson suggested that the greatest impact of debt forced onto families by Covid-19 would likely not be felt until 2022. Weighing up the delay on insolvency processes and the temporary impact of Covid support measures, they are right. Numbers ofContinue reading “The delayed impact of the debt crisis”

Joint Letter to the Chancellor

Dear Chancellor We are writing because we are gravely concerned about the growing crisis of household debt that millions of families are facing this Christmas. As church and Christian leaders from across the country, we have witnessed the hardship experienced by low income families during the pandemic. We have heard countless stories from people whoContinue reading “Joint Letter to the Chancellor”

Responding to the Breathing Space Scheme

As many people have been writing to their MPs about Reset The Debt, we have built up a picture of responses. Many Conservative MPs’ responses are addressing the Breathing Space Scheme. Whilst welcome, the scheme – announced in February 2020 – does not come into action until Spring 2021 and does not directly address theContinue reading “Responding to the Breathing Space Scheme”