The Voice of Independent Advice
Policy work at AdviceUK
Chilli Reid is Head of Development & Policy and takes the lead on most of our policy development, campaigns and responses. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org / 0300 777 0107.
We also have David Hawkes who focuses specifically on Money Advice and debt policy issues. David issues a regular Money Advice Update – to subscribe contact email@example.com.
However, policy matters are taken up and responded to by many people at AdviceUK, from Chief Exec to regional Development Consultants. Depending on the policy matter – local, national, specific or general – there should be someone at AdviceUK who can help. To find out who covers your geographical area visit: www.adviceuk.org.uk/local or call us on 0300 777 0107.
Our aim is to provide our members with a national voice and leadership on issues such as the funding, commissioning and regulation of advice services. We submit responses to key proposals and we develop our own policy proposals. We try to provide more localised policy support where resources permit. We would like to carry out more social policy work but we don’t have the means to do this at present – but we are working on that.
We try to get a seat at the table of key policy and decision-making bodies and campaign forums. Some examples of bodies and work we have influenced or are seeking to influence include:
- Influencing the Cabinet Office review of social welfare advice and the shape of its fund for advice
- Welfare reform and the implementation of Universal Credit
- Influencing the Welsh Government Advice Review (we sat on the Exterbal Advisory Group)
- Adult Social Care reform
- Ministry of Justice's review of administrative justice
- Money Advice Liaison Group (www.malg.org.uk)
Money Advice Sub-Group of the HMT Financial Inclusion Task Force
Advice Services Alliance policy group
Money Advice Trust Partnership Board
- Wales Independent Advice Providers Forum (see Terms of Reference)
Our BOLD Project is challenging funders, commissioners and advice providers to put people first in the way in which advice services are funded, commissioned and designed
Smart Advice – intelligent thinking about advice services – was our 2010 campaign focused on the general election and beyond, encouraging Smart Funding and Smart Design
We respond to a range of policy proposals and consultations.
We have a range of materials to help you to make your voice heard on our campaigning resources web page. But we’re also on hand to both assist you when we can and to make sure we’re reflecting your policy concerns in our work. If you have a view that you would like us to take note of and represent, please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org / 0300 777 0107.
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