Policy and Government

At CAP we don’t want to just treat the symptoms of poverty; we also want to address the causes. That’s why we’re working tirelessly behind the scenes to shape and influence the policies that affect our clients. It means we get to speak on behalf of the vulnerable to the people with the power to change their lives. And our voice is growing louder.

Industry professionals seek our opinion on current issues, and our recommendations get heard in Parliament. Change is happening. Below are some of the ways in which we are fighting for justice amongst the country’s key decision-makers.

Latest updates

European Commission proposal to regulate interchange on card transactions

calendar09 January 2014

Joint statement by consumer bodies expressing concerns about European Commission proposal to regulate interchange on card transactions

The use of debit and credit cards in the UK is far more prevalent than in any other EU country. As UK consumer bodies we have serious concerns that there may be considerable unintended consequences and significant detrimental effects of proposed changes in interchange regulations on card transactions.

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Why vulnerable young people need financial education

calendar04 November 2013

The All party group for Financial Education launched its latest report at an event in the House of Commons attended by young people, MPs and representatives from various organisations including Christians Against Poverty.

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Other and previous reports:

Unlocking a new start Checking in Powerless People The Freedom Report Never just a number The case for fairshare Setting the pace Offline and shut out The poor pay more Client Report 2018 Client report 2016 Client report 2015 Client report 2014 Client report 2013

Introducing 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 the Government:

Dawn Stobart
Director of External Affairs

Rachel Gregory
Social Policy Manager

Kiri Saunders
Relationship Manager

Jonathan Shaw
Creditor Relationship Manager

Paul Walmsley
Energy Relationship Manager

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