Council tax debt collection and the damage to children: advice for councillors

This is an advice note to support councillors who are contacted by their constituents who are in council tax debt. It forms part of The Children’s Society’s Debt Trap campaign.

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Lucy Capron and StepChange Debt Charity
Policy and lobbying
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The Debt Trap: Exposing the impact of problem debt on children

Our report, created with StepChange Debt Charity, reveals the true scale of problem debt for children - and the huge impact it's having on their lives. The report lifts the lid on how 2.5 million children are living in families with problem debt, behind on £4.8billion of payments on household bills and loan repayments.

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May 2014
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