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Debt Rescheduling

Question for Church Commissioners

UIN 909692, tabled on 30 March 2017

To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, if the Church of England will take steps to support initiatives which provide indebted households with financial breathing space.

Answered on

20 April 2017

The Church of England supports the Breathing Space campaign of The Children’s Society and StepChange. The Church has considerable experience of supporting people in financial difficulty and has for the last four years been actively promoting credit unions and financial education within its school and church networks.
Additionally, as part of the Just Finance Foundation, LifeSavers is a national, financial education programme for primary schools, equipping children with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to manage money well and prepare them for the opportunities and challenges that money brings in life.

It offers schools:
• Free and comprehensive sets of classroom and collective worship resources,
• CPD training in how to develop a whole school approach to financial education
• advice on setting up a school savings club
• ideas for engaging parents designed to give children a practical experience of handling money and ensure that positive messages about money are reinforced at home.

More information can be found here: https://justfinancefoundation.org.uk/act/lifesavers/

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