Social Policy for Money Advisers
Social policy in the context of money advice is about influencing and improving policy, practice or legislation relating to debt advice and personal finance which adversely affect people in debt. These might be related to consumer credit, banking, finance, debt collection, the courts, welfare benefits, tax credits, housing or employment.
Types of social policy action
- bringing issues to the attention of policymakers in government, local authorities, ombudsmen, public bodies, trade bodies, financial institutions and regulators
- responding to consultation documents
- lobbying MPs or presenting an e-petition for a House of Commons debate
- publicising the issue in the national or local media or social media to gather momentum, evidence or support for a campaign
- providing evidence and/or support to an existing campaign