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.

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Childcare costs

Childcare costs rise as providers struggle to remain sustainable during the pandemic By Hannah May Parlett, Coram Family and Childcare Britain’s parents are paying 4% more for childcare for children under two, and 5% more for children aged two than they were one year ago, according to the country’s most comprehensive annual survey of childcare costs.

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Strengthening local welfare provision

Next steps By Graham Whitham In December, GMPA launched our Strengthening the role of local welfare assistance report. The report identifies good practice and recommendations from across the country and considers how these can be applied to local welfare assistance schemes here in Greater Manchester. Local welfare assistance schemes are an important means through which

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Manchester Credit Union reaches a milestone

Manchester Credit Union reaches a milestone Press release Savings and loans provider Manchester Credit Union has reached a milestone of £12.5million savings by its Mancunian members as it celebrates its 30th anniversary. Starting up as Beswick and Openshaw Credit Union in 1991, it evolved into Manchester Credit Union and now serves 32,000 members across the city, as

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Gambling related harm

New financial data highlights the broader impact By Jo Evans, Gambling Harm Reduction – Programme Manager, Greater Manchester Combined Authority Earlier this month a ground-breaking new report was published using data from 6.5million anonymised bank accounts to demonstrate the impact of gambling on customers. For the first time this study documented the wider financial impact

Debt and its impact on health

Responding to the debt crisis and its impact on health by Simon Watts, Public Health Registrar on placement with GMPA New research based on a survey of 2,500 adults was published by Turn2Us last week revealing the levels of indebtedness which are now facing many residents across the UK: •  One in three families are

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Sound Pound

GM Community Credit Unions unite to unveil £15m support in Covid recovery plan Press release from the Sound Pound Campaign Eight Community Credit Unions have joined together to launch a Covid-19 recovery plan that will offer hope and £15m in financial support to millions of people across Greater Manchester. The consortium, known as Sound Pound,

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