End the Debt Trap

6.00pm to 8.30pm at Nottingham

Nottingham

27.11.2019

6.00pm to 8.30pm

To coincide with Jubilee Debt’s national week of action to campaign for the abolition of Household Debt for low income families, Sarah-Jane Clifton, Director of Jubilee Debt Campaign, and Ronnie Draper, General Secretary of the Bakers Food & Allied Workers Union – many of whose members face debts due to low wages and precarious work – will be speaking about their campaigning work at St Ann’s Advice Centre.

Debt Week is a national week of action, with over 40 events and activities happening across the UK calling for action to tackle unjust debt.

The Nottingham ‘End the Debt Trap’ event takes place on Wednesday 27th November from 6-8.30pm.

Right now the UK is experiencing the highest ever levels of personal debt on record, a staggering £217 billion, and here in Nottingham there are over 60,000 people who are experiencing problem debt. As part of debt week a special event has been organised with Jubilee Debt Campaign, a national organisation that campaigns to end the poverty caused by unjust debt. This is an opportunity to hear from a range of speakers on why we have reached such a level of personal debt crisis in the UK, and how we can campaign together to end it. Jubilee Debt Campaign is part of the End the Debt Trap coalition, calling for a cap on interest and charges for consumer credit. Earlier this year they successfully won a cap on interest for rent-to-own products.

“Even though I work hard, I have to choose between paying the rent, bills or eating. I’ve been in debt since I started work. It’s not right.”  – Maria, 31

Date & Time: Wednesday 27 November 2019, 18:00 – 20:30

Venue: St Ann’s Advice Centre, Robin Hood Chase, Nottingham, NG3 4EZ

Speakers:
Sarah-Jane Clifton – Director, Jubilee Debt Campaign
Ronnie Draper – General Secretary, Bakers Food & Allied Workers Union, many of whose members face debts due to low wages and precarious work
Debbie Webster – Project Manager, St. Ann’s Advice Centre
Dr Shaun French – Associate Professor in Economic Geography at the University of Nottingham and Chairperson of the Nottingham Financial Resilience Partnership

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