Reset The Debt

Reset The Debt: A fresh start for families in Britain swept into debt by Covid-19

Thursday, 18 March 2021, 14:00 – 15:30 GMT

Register for a Zoom invite at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/reset-the-debt-a-fresh-start-for-families-in-britain-in-debt-by-covid-19-tickets-142516415435

The number of people in severe problem debt has nearly doubled since the start of the pandemic, and the impact has hit the poorest in our communities hardest. Families who were stretching already tight budgets have been pushed into debt simply to makes ends meet during lockdown. Now, over 6 million households are behind with one or more of their household bills.

Without action, families weighed down by debt because of Covid-19 might not be able to move forward from the pandemic. We are at risk of leaving whole communities behind, weighed down by the impact of debt brought on by Covid-19. This extraordinary situation needs an extraordinary response.

That’s why The Methodist Church, the United Reformed Church, the Baptist Union and the Church of Scotland, along with Church Action on Poverty, are calling on the UK Government to #ResetTheDebt. Inspired by the biblical principle of Jubilee, we believe there is a way forward from the pandemic where everyone can flourish.

Join this workshop run in partnership with HeartEdge to explore:

  • How the UK Government can #ResetTheDebt for families swept into debt by Covid-19
  • Why the biblical principle of Jubilee is the right place to start
  • How churches can speak with a distinctively Christian voice to call for change

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