Finance & Debt

Here are the six most recent articles that have appeared in our newsletter.  Please click on the heading to read the article in full.

FI BEESMART for GM Poverty Action


Manchester Credit Union introduces BEESMART Manchester Credit Union (MCU) has recently become a Principal Partner of GMPA and we look forward to supporting them and the fantastic work they do in Greater Manchester to tackle the root causes of poverty. We believe everyone is entitled to a secure job which pays enough to live on,

FI Managing your finances for GM Poverty Action

Managing finances research

How do those aged 30-50 in zero-hour, self-employed, or temporary work manage their finances? Researchers at the University of Manchester are looking at how individuals have fared financially during the Covid-19 pandemic, and what impact they feel the pandemic has had on their finances. They would like to interview individuals currently working within gig-economy roles


Turn2us publish an Impact Report and launch a new Benefits Calculator Turn2us, have released their first Impact report, which has a particular focus on the charity’s response to Covid. The 2020 Covid-19 pandemic has had profound effects on the UK economy and caused many people to experience severe disruption to their employment and personal finances.

FI Welfare at a distance Covid-19-article for GM Poverty Action

Covid-19: Half a million miss out on UC

Confusion and stigma: half a million people missing out on Universal Credit as COVID-19 hit A Welfare at a (Social) Distance study, funded by the Health Foundation, highlights those who were eligible for Universal Credit at the start of COVID-19 but did not claim it – despite often having sharp falls in income and struggling financially.

FI High Court Challenge for GM Poverty Action

Claimants to challenge DWP in the High Court

Employment Support Allowance claimants to challenge DWP in the High Court Excerpts from coverage by Osbornes Law and JRF The High Court is to decide whether it was lawful of the Government not to give nearly 2million people on disability benefits the same £1040 a-year increase that it has given Universal Credit (UC) recipients. At

FI ACO Here to Help for GM Poverty Action

Here to Help Campaign

Raising awareness of the financial and wellbeing support available from grant-giving charities – ACO’s Here to Help campaign By Hannah Page, Marketing & Communications Manager, The Association of Charitable Organisations (ACO) As the Covid-19 pandemic continues, we sadly anticipate more people will be plunged into poverty due to the economic impacts of the crisis as

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