Cancer's hidden price tag
19 April 2013
Macmillan Cancer Support has today published a policy report which draws on the findings from research undertaken by the University of Bristol. The report launches a new campaign to highlight the financial impacts of a cancer diagnosis and calls policy makers to action to reduce the financial burden on people living with cancer. Macmillan’s policy report can be found here: http://www.macmillan.org.uk/hiddenpricetag
The research findings on which this policy report is based was commissioned by Macmillan and carried out by PFRC in partnership with TNS BMRB in 2012. The full report from the research will be published later this year.
The impact of a cap on the total cost of credit
6 March 2013
The Department for Business Innovation and Skills have today published an independent research report from the University of Bristol on the impact of a cap on the total cost of credit.
Preliminary findings published of a study on the over-indebtedness of European households
12 February 2013
Civic Consulting of the Consumer Policy Evaluation Consortium recently conducted a study in cooperation with PFRC. The preliminary findings was presented at stakeholder seminar on January 24th in Brussels. DG Sanco announced that a final version will be published in April 2013.
Read the preliminary findings summary document (PDF, 554Kb)
Business Minister Jo Swinson announces insolvency fees review led by Professor Elaine Kempson
20 December 2012
Business Minister Jo Swinson today announced a review that will ensure creditors achieve value for money from procedures carried out by insolvency practitioners. The review, which will be led by Professor Elaine Kempson, will hear views from members of the insolvency profession as well as debtors and creditors. A report is expected in summer 2013.
Read press release [External link]
Working households’ experiences of debt problems
22 November 2012
Our report for StepChange Debt Charity on the debt problems currently faced by people living in working households is published today.
Quids in - the impact of financial skills training for social housing tenants
20 September 2012
Citizens Advice today launches the results of a unique project funded by Santander, which shows how one-to-one financial skills training for tenants by their social housing landlords leads to financial benefits and improved quality of life for tenants. ‘Quids in: The impact of financial skills training for social housing tenants’ is the result of an in-depth financial skills training research project, carried out in partnership with the University of Bristol and the Chartered Institute of Housing (CiH). Orbit Heart of England (OHE) social housing tenants from Rugby and Stratford volunteered for the free financial skills training sessions delivered between June 2011 and March 2012 by Bedworth, Rugby and Nuneaton CAB (BRANCAB).
Progress towards the implementation of Universal Credit
10 September 2012
The House of Commons Work & Pensions Committee is examining the progress being made towards the implementation of the Universal Credit in the autumn of 2013. Read the written evidence submitted by the Personal Finance Research Centre [External link].