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Readers will be aware of the funding pressures currently being experienced by local authorities. According to the Local Government Association, by 2024/25 cost and demand pressures will have added £15 billion (almost 29%) to the cost of delivering council services since 2021/22. This comes after central government grant funding for councils dropped by 40% in […]

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Working in partnership with Wyser Ltd, AdviceUK have helped secure an Innovate UK grant for over £1m for the second phase of a UK Research & Innovation (UKRI) backed programme, to support the responsible adoption of Artificial Intelligence (AI).  AdviceUK are working as advisors on a project being led by Wyser Ltd, with the University […]

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AdviceUK have been working with the Scottish Government to distribute almost £1 million of funding to partnerships between advice agencies and other local services in Scotland, such as schools, charities, hospitals and mental health services, as part of the government’s new Accessible Advice Fund.

We are really proud to publish our latest annual impact report, describing the work of our Influencing and Engagement team in 2022-23 and shows how our work has helped to improve our members’ ability to support the people who use their services.

AdviceUK is delighted to announce that it has successfully secured three years of funding from London Legal Support Trust to work with London’s minority ethnic and migrant communities, AdviceUK members, and those resourcing them. Together we will co-design Workforce Pathways that understand and improve the experiences of people as they start working or volunteering in the advice sector and progressing their careers.

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AdviceUK welcomes the announcement by the Money and Pensions Service (MaPS) that it is making changes to its debt advice grants because more time is needed by community-based advice services to deal with complex cases and with more clients in vulnerable circumstances.

We are officially announcing today that our long-serving Chief Executive, Steve Johnson, is retiring at the end of March, to be succeeded immediately in April by Liz Bayram, formerly the Chief Executive of PACEY, the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years.

AdviceUK welcomed the call for evidence on the personal insolvency framework. There have been major societal and economic changes in the UK since the introduction of the Insolvency Act in 1986 and, as a result, we believe that significant changes are needed in the area of personal insolvency. You can read our response to the […]

AdviceUK has responded to the Government’s consultation on a proposed Statutory Debt Repayment Plan. We think that the proposal will benefit very few people and raises a number of concerns. In our view, the Government should wait for the outcome of the call for evidence on personal insolvency and in the meantime focus on measures […]

For the first time ever, we have published an Annual Impact Report, describing the work undertaken by our Influencing and Engagement team in 2021/22. The report includes: – Examples of how our work has helped to improve people’s lives Examples of how we have helped to improve our members’ ability to support the people who […]

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AdviceUK Member Forum England and Wales 21 June 2023 This is the third in a series of regular meetings AdviceUK is running for members during 2023. Each meeting aims to give members insight into each other’s work, explore issues that are relevant to social welfare advice services and give you opportunities to hear from external […]