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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.

FCA Chief speaks of CAP’s concerns

calendar04 April 2014

Martin Weatley speaks to the Credit Summit about the FCA, vulnerable consumers and borrowing.

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MPs sign up to show their support to CAP

calendar03 March 2014

Supportive MPs in Northern Ireland proposed an Early Day Motion to publicly acknowledge the work of Christians Against Poverty. Many more joined them from across the UK saying they too believed in CAP's debt counselling.

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MP describes CAP’s service as life transforming

calendar29 January 2014

Midlands centre wins plaudits in parliament.

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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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Previous reports:

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 Debt Management & External Relations

Helen Webb
External Relations Manager

Rachel Gregory
External Relations Analyst

Daniel Kelly
Creditor Relations Manager

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