debt

Booklet intended to provide people with caring roles with information and advice on how to manage the personal finances of the person they are supporting.

Report presenting the findings of an online survey which set out to explore the financial positions of young people and their attitudes towards tax, benefits and the state of the financial markets. The survey attracted 521 responses from young people aged 16 to 24 between 6th January and 18th February 2009.

This report presents findings from the second study of the income, expenditure and debt of students studying higher education (HE) and further education (FE) in Scotland in 2007-08.

Report looking at young people's advice needs in connection with social welfare rights questions such as housing and homelessness. It presents the available evidence and attempts to explain the implications of the evidence. It is intended as a comprehensive source of information for anyone interested in or concerned with this subject.

Survey assessing what progress has been made in alleviating social problems in the areas of welfare, employment, education, health, crime and community.

This report from the Social Justice Policy Group, chaired by Iain Duncan Smith, identifies five 'pathways' to poverty and makes proposals for tackling them. These pathways are: educational failure, family breakdown, economic dependence, indebtedness and addictions. A sixth section considers how the third sector might be better supported to help people escape poverty.

Pamphlet drawing attention to the social damage caused by the asset gap in the UK and arguing that the welfare and tax systems are disempowering for those in poverty and should be used to promote and facilitate self-reliance and independence.

This report forms part of the Families and Children Strategic Analysis Programme (FACSAP) and details analyses carries out using a number of national surveys in order to examine the characteristics of those families that are in debt, as well as the extent and nature of their financial difficulties.