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Archbishop's Task Group on Responsible Credit and Savings
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June 2015



News from the Archbishop of Canterbury's Task Group on Responsible Credit and Savings

After launching last month, it's been good to hear that many of you have ordered or downloaded the Debt Awareness and Signposting workshop resources.  It would be great to hear your feedback on this new resource: polly.taylor@churchofengland.org
This month we highlight:

Funeral Poverty
Fair funerals, funeral poverty and funeral loans were the subject of a recent blog by Revd David Primrose from Lichfield Diocese and Heather Kennedy from Quaker Social Action. Read more about how churches in the West Midlands are working with a credit union to offer funeral loans, and the 'fair funerals' pledge.

'Saving pounds on Penny Lane'
St Barnabas Church in South Liverpool is on the corner of Penny Lane. Read about their connection to the Beatles and their partnership with Lodge Lane & District credit union.


 

Church Urban Fund National Conference 2015 
Thursday 5th November, Manchester

Financial exclusion is one of the most pressing public policy issues of our time. In the UK today there are 1.9 million households without a basic bank account and over seven million people using high-cost credit.

This conference will bring together church leaders, church members, activists and community-based practitioners to:

  • Build understanding of financial exclusion – its causes, consequences and solutions
  • Reflect theologically on what a fairer and more inclusive financial system could look like
  • Showcase a variety of efforts to build financial inclusion and build the capacity of participants to join in those efforts in their local community

The conference will run between 10.00am - 4.00pm with lunch and refreshments provided. 

Full programme and booking details

Financial Inclusion: "more still to do"
Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles is the chair of the Financial Inclusion Commission. He writes about the work of the commission and his hopes for the future, as the commission builds on progress made in the last ten years. Read more >>

 
 

New report from The Centre for Social Justice
Future Finance: A new approach to financial capability is a new report from the Centre for Social Justice that considers how a new generation of financial services could be developed to better serve the needs of low-income families.

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