the cover of The Wolf at the Door

We found that many local authorities are failing to provide sufficient support and advice to families struggling with council tax debt by using damaging debt practices. This leaves families worrying about potential bailiff visits and court summonses, which has a damaging impact on children's and parents' emotional and physical health.

Month of publication 
March
Year of publication 
2015
Number of pages 
44
Author 
Lucy Capron and David Ayre
Category 
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.

Date published 
May 2014
Number of pages 
36