debt

  • 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.

  • 26 Jan 2010

    World Council of Churches General Secretary, the Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit has added his name to a growing chorus of calls from around the globe for the cancellation of quake-hit Haiti's crippling international debt.

  • 19 Jan 2010

    The Jubilee Debt Campaign has urged the total cancellation of Haiti’s international debts following the recent earthquake. Two-thirds of the country's debt was cancelled last year, but Haiti still owes $641 million.

  • 6 Jan 2010

    Jubilee Debt Campaign today called on the British government to support a neutral debt arbitration system to radically reform international lending.