COMMUNICATIONS NEWS: Debt relief alliance launches biggest Westminster lobby

Debt on our Doorstep has published two reports and mounted its biggest lobby yet of Parliament.

Last Tuesday, the charity published Profiting from Poverty by the New Economics Foundation and Forgive Us Our Debts by the Church Action on Poverty.

Debt on our Doorstep, an alliance of groups including Oxfam and Church Action on Poverty, organised a day of action in Westminster which included workshops, stories from victims of bad debt along with high-profile speakers. A mass lobby of MPs followed it in the afternoon.

The charity calls for a range of measures, including tighter regulation of high interest lenders, fair debt recovery rules and for the social exclusion unit to take on the issue of debt.

In three months' time, individuals who lobbied Parliament will be encouraged to return to their MPs to find out what action has been taken.

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