Welcome to our new blog

At the Money Advice Trust we help people across the UK tackle their debts and manage their money more wisely. This new blog will share our views, insights and experiences from the frontline of the debt advice sector, as well as our wider policy and insight work.

Last year, we helped more than 1.35 million people through National Debtline and Business Debtline – our free, independent and confidential advice services – and our Wiseradviser training programme for advisers working in other charities across the UK.

This year – our 25th – we are building on this work, and will be using this blog to share news and developments as we continue to help more people, more effectively.

I look forward to sharing my thoughts as the year progresses, and various members of staff from across the Trust will be joining me in sharing their latest updates and thoughts, including from our policy and insight teams, as well as some of our advisers on the front line. We will also be shining a spotlight on our Innovation Grants programme, which funds innovative debt advice projects and aims to improve the quality and range of money advice in the UK.

We’ll shortly be blogging our full reaction to the Budget, and the potential implications on our clients and the advice sector.

If you have any queries, please do get in touch or leave a comment.  Happy reading!

 

Joanna Elson

Joanna is chief executive of the Money Advice Trust, the charity that runs National and Business Debtline. Previously, she was Executive Director at the British Bankers' Association and a House of Commons researcher and prior to that, a primary school teacher. In 2010, Joanna was awarded an OBE for services to people in debt.

 

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