The London Debt Strategy Group

MQT on 2014-02-26
Session date: 
February 26, 2014
Question By: 
Stephen Knight
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


The London Debt Strategy Group's last report was published in 2011, with Toynbee Hall and the Capitalise debt partnership. What work have you undertaken since then with the London Debt Strategy Group, Toynbee Hall or Capitalise, if any, to research, monitor and address debt problems in the capital?


Answer for The London Debt Strategy Group

Answer for The London Debt Strategy Group

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The London Debt Strategy Group was originally set up in 2009 for limited period of eighteen months to address issues arising from the 2008 economic recession. Since 2011, my officers have continued to support Toynbee Hall, Capitalise Debt partnership and debt advice charities to help ensure continued funding from the Money Advice Service, help analyse client data, promote free debt advice services and access to alternative sources of finance in the capital.