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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Financial Capability Strategy for the UK

calendar24 October 2014

The Money Advice Service is consulting on their strategy to improve financial capability in the UK. This strategy aims to optimise financial wellbeing through enabling and encouraging positive financial behaviours. CAP is pleased to support the strategy’s development, and is already actively pursuing this aim, as the largest face-to-face provider of financial education in the UK and a key debt management provider.

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Other and previous reports:

The case for fairshare Setting the pace 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

Helen Webb
External Affairs Manager

Rachel Gregory
Social Policy and Relationship Manager

Daniel Kelly
Creditor Engagement Manager

Kiri Saunders
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