Category - debt

  • 7 Jan 2011

    Housing and homelessness charity Shelter says more than two million people are using credit cards to pay their mortgage or rent.

  • 31 Aug 2010

    The Jubilee Debt Campaign is calling on the British government to exert pressure on international institutions to cancel Pakistan's debt.

  • 14 Aug 2010

    Activists have handed in thousands of postcards to Business Secretary Vince Cable, urging him to overhaul the controversial Export Credit Guarantee Department.

  • 13 Aug 2010

    In the wake of the economic crisis, we've all been encouraged to be more realistic about debt. It's a message that will be of little use to those who are forced into the hands of loan sharks by desperation, poverty and the refusal of banks to give them credit. And for all the government's words about financial responsibility, they're letting the loan sharks get away with it.

  • 25 Mar 2010

    The government appears likely to miss its target of halving child poverty by 2010 by at least 600,000 children, according to figures given in yesterday's budget and highlighted by the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG).

  • 25 Mar 2010

    Friends of the Earth has welcomed yesterday's Budget announcement to set up a Green Investment Bank, and has published a critical appraisal of the chancellor's other plans.

  • 25 Mar 2010

    What do yesterday's announcements mean in terms of tackling the economic crisis, its main victims, and the climate change challenge? Here is my more or less immediate response to Alistair Darling’s final budget.

  • 24 Mar 2010

    As the Chancellor of the Exchequer prepares to deliver his budget today, he has been urged to lay “the foundations of a green future” by the campaigning group Friends of the Earth.

  • 8 Feb 2010

    The World Council of Churches has welcomed the initiative by the G7 industrialised nations which pledged this past weekend to write Haiti's debts off. It has also called on the IMF and others to follow suit.

  • 4 Feb 2010

    Campaigners across Europe joined Haitian civil society groups today to condemn the failure of the International Monetary Fund to cancel Haiti’s debts, and the Fund’s extension of new loans to Haiti.