Housing groups issue warning over impact of benefit cuts on renters

The UK Government must complete and publish a full assessment of the impact on renters of their decisions to freeze Local Housing Allowance and cut Universal Credit, which risk pushing many households into poverty, problem debt, and homelessness, according to a number of housing groups.

Published 17 August 2021

Coalition warns UK Government of impending rent crisis

The UK Government has been warned of an impending rent crisis in the UK following the reintroduction of a national lockdown.

Published 8 January 2021

Wheatley and StepChange to help tackle loan sharks

A new campaign against loan sharks has been launched to crack down on lenders who are moving online to prey on Scots.

Published 14 December 2020

18% of renters seeking debt advice in Scotland in rent arrears

Since 1997 StepChange Debt Charity Scotland have worked in Glasgow to help people at risk of, or struggling with problem debt, to take back control of their finances.

Published 11 December 2020

Are some of your tenants struggling with debt?

As a result of the pandemic, millions of people across the UK have lost their jobs or had their income reduced. As forbearance measures come to an end, many people who were financially fine before the pandemic have built up short-term debt and arrears, on top of the millions of people who were already struggling but there is a charity that can help.

Published 2 December 2020

Charity warns of post-COVID ‘tsunami’ of personal debt

The COVID-19 pandemic is storing up a £6 billion debt crisis for millions of households across the UK which if left unchecked is set to worsen, according to debt charity StepChange.

Published 9 June 2020

Debt charity warns of Council Tax emergency

Thousands of people in Scotland are struggling with essential household bills especially Council Tax, a debt charity has warned.

Published 10 April 2019

Charities welcome payday lender’s £35m fine over unfair practices

Payday loan company CFO Lending has been ordered to repay around £35 million to borrowers after regulators found evidence of unfair practices to more than 97,000 customers.

Published 20 September 2016