How big employers can #TalkMoney in a high debt landscape

  Sarah Churchman, chief wellbeing and inclusion officer at PwC, and Jane Portas, insurance partner and financial inclusion leader at PwC discuss why, with household debt set to rise, there’s more reason than ever for employers to #TalkMoney, and how PwC do it. Talking about money, particularly one’s own finances, has often been seen as a bit taboo.  It’s […]

Five ways employers can help young workers #TalkMoney

Nona Buckley-Irvine works with a trade union and has a special focus on young adults. A young employee herself, she shares five ways that employers can support the financial capability of young workers, particularly those struggling with debt.   Listen without judgement There can be a perception of university students going wild with their money […]

Talk Money Week is nearly here – five ways you can get involved

  We’re getting ever nearer to Monday 12 November, meaning Talk Money Week is nearly upon us. At the Money Advice Service, we’re entering the last stage of the build up to the week itself. We’ve been hard at work for months, bringing together organisations and experts, conducting research into the nation’s relationship with money, […]

Money talks but we don’t: 5 reasons to #TalkMoney

A national conversation about money is around the corner. As we approach Talk Money Week, UK Financial Capability Director Sarah Porretta explains why this event has evolved from an annual celebration of financial capability work by organisations, to include a direct focus on helping the consumer get talking. This month we’re working to turn talking […]

Family Fortunes: how we built a money skills programme

As we launch the findings from 65 projects resulting from the What Works Fund, the national director of the Campaign for Learning shares her experience of designing, running and evaluating a financial capability project. A preventative approach to low financial capability in families “Low-income families are under increasing financial pressure, but often don’t seek help until […]

Protecting our pensions

In this guest blog, Money Advice Service CEO Charles Counsell writes about the risk of pension scams, and explains how you can keep your retirement safe. Last year alone £23 million was lost to pension scammers increasingly taking advantage of pension freedoms. Action Fraud received 253 reports from people falling victim to a pension scam, […]

Introducing Talk Money Week 2018

Charles Counsell, CEO of the Money Advice Service, introduces Talk Money Week and highlights why you should take part. A continuing priority for both the Money Advice Service (MAS) and the future single financial guidance body is spearheading the campaign to improve the UK’s financial capability. Once a year in mid-November, we take a week […]

How can we help working-age adults manage their money better?

Michael Royce, Proposition Manager at the Money Advice Service, calls for evidence to inform a new programme of work to improve the financial capability of working-age people. Across the UK, many households find it difficult to budget effectively and save. Our research shows 4 in 10 UK adults have less than £500 in savings to […]

Mental health and debt: supporting the advice sector and creditors

This Mental Health Awareness Week, Jane Tully, Director of External Affairs at the Money Advice Trust outlines the work going on to help the advice sector and creditors support people with debt and mental health problems. We know that mental problems and debt often go hand-in-hand. Findings from the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute […]

What Works Fund webinar: communicating evidence effectively – 19 March 2018

A blog by Louise Scott, Associate Director at Ecorys UK, part of the What Works Fund Evaluation & Learning Partner (ELP) team. The ELP consists of Ipsos MORI, Ecorys and the University of Bristol’s Personal Finance Research Centre. At a time when many of the grantees have turned their attention to preparing their evaluation reports, […]