Policy and research

Two men and two women stood outside number 10 downing Street holding posters which say, hashtag look again, at UK poverty.
Find out how we’re working behind the scenes to see an end to UK poverty. 


At CAP, we long to see an end to UK poverty. We’re working tirelessly behind the scenes to shape and influence the policies that affect our clients and those in need. Through campaigns, petitions, conversations and research, we’re able to speak up about the kind of positive change we want to see in this country. And change is happening.

By re-imagining structures and systems to be fairer and kinder, we believe that lives, and society, can be transformed. Below are some of the recent ways we’ve sought justice and meaningful impacts from key decision-makers.

Our latest report

Lifelines to safety

As things stand, credit will be the only available option for many, leaving households exposed to the storm of problem debt with no dependable lifeline to pull them back to shore. Reliable and available non-credit alternatives are needed to prevent millions becoming casualties of the current financial storm.’

Meet CAP’s External Affairs team

Meet the team representing CAP and building relationships in the credit and debt advice industries, as well as the third sector and with governments across the UK.

As the leader of CAP’s External Affairs team, Gareth provides charity-wide leadership over CAP’s vision for an end to UK poverty.

Rachel manages the relationship management and policy sections at CAP, with strategic oversight of the charity’s social policy.

Jonathan represents CAP in the consumer credit and enforcement sector, with the goal of building key relationships and providing operational support for our debt advice teams.

Helen works to build key relationships for CAP, with responsibility for CAP’s national partnerships with referral organisations.

Paul represents CAP in the utilities and telecoms sectors, with the goal of building key relationships and providing operational support for our debt advice teams.

Mark represents CAP in the consumer credit and debt advice sectors, with the goal of building key relationships and providing operational support for our debt advice teams.

Rosa represents CAP in policy discussions as well as taking responsibility for key policy campaigns and governmental affairs.

Emma works on CAP’s policy team, supporting our policy, campaigns and public affairs work.

Juliette works on CAP’s policy team, supporting our policy, campaigns and public affairs work.

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