Greater Manchester Money Advice Group

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Greater Manchester Money Advice Group

Time: March 1, 2018 from 9:45am to 3pm
Location: Manchester Metropolitan University Students Union
Street: 21 Higher Cambridge Street
City/Town: Manchester M15 6AD
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Organized By: Tim Nelson
Latest Activity: Feb 8

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Event Description

'Debt Advice Models in Austerity'

9:45 Registration and coffee


• Welcome and introductions 
• Business Session:
• IMA Update.
• Reports from other meetings
• Info exchange
• MMAG Forum – Amy Taylor

11:00 Ryan Davey

Ryan is a Research Fellow at London School of Economics and will discuss his recent research on the effect of austerity on debt advice provision and how this can be understood in a wider context.

Followed by Q&A

11:45 Break for Tea/Coffee

11:55 Damon Gibbons

Damon is the director of the Centre for Responsible Credit and will discuss how current credit models and markets have been a driver for wealth inequality and increased consumer’s vulnerability to income and expenditure shocks. He will also consider alternative credit models that may be of use to the debt advice sector.

Followed by Q&A

12:40 Lunch

13:25 Workshops

To discuss issues raised by the speakers. How are we as advisers affected by austerity and high targets. Do we need to consider other strategies like debt refusal and debt forgiveness. What can we do to help our clients.

Followed by Plenary

14.15 Social Policy and Industrial Issues section

14.45 AOB

15.00 Close (Latest)

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