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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.

Response to the All-Party Parliamentary Inquiry into Food Poverty

calendar08 December 2014

Recommendations will help many CAP clients avoid hunger, says Founder and International Director John Kirkby

Read the full document here

CAP calls for funeral poverty review

calendar03 December 2014

Hundreds of people come to CAP with debt problems caused by a bereavement. We're joining calls for the Government to review the cost of funerals for the UK's poorest.
 

Read the full document here

CAP’s research discussed in the House of Lords

calendar19 November 2014

Members were discussing the Consumer Rights Bill in the House of Lords when CAP’s client survey report was quoted.

The discussions, on November 3, were about the affects of TV advertising from payday lenders on children.

Read the full document here

The new Standard Financial Statement

calendar12 November 2014

The Money Advice Service has proposed for a Standard Financial Statement to be use across the debt advice sector. CAP welcomes this proposal and has submitted a response to help make sure it works well for clients, debt advisers and creditors. Read CAP’s official response to the Money Advice Service’s Consultation.

Read the full document here

CAP welcomes a proposed self-exclusion mechanism for online gamblers

calendar31 October 2014

Problem gambling can cause significant financial hardship and is one of the dependencies that CAP Release Groups are seeking to tackle. Read CAP's response to the Gambling Commission to support the proposed introduction of an online ‘one-stop shop’ self-exclusion mechanism.

Read the full document here
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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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