Promoting social inclusion in the labour market

Presentations: The Future of Financial...

Wednesday 20 July

09:15–10:45 Introduction and welcome

Conference Chair:

  • Damon Gibbons, Chief Executive, Centre for Responsible Credit

Message from our primary sponsor

  • Sarah Porretta, Head of Money for Life Programme, Lloyds Banking Group Financial Inclusion Champion

Opening plenary : After the taskforce: how can we best take forwards the financial inclusion agenda?

 Speakers:

  • Brian Pomeroy CBE, Former Chair, Financial Inclusion Taskforce

  • Ben Hughes, Interim Chief Executive, CDFA

  • David Orr, Chief Executive, National Housing Federation

10:50–11:45 Breakout sessions 1–5

Session 1 Dealing with insolvency: government proposals to assist debtors

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Session 2 Financial education and the consumer banking sector

 Speakers:

  • Sarah Porretta, Lloyds Banking Group and Sian Williams, Toynbee Hall

Session 3 Identifying and supporting new drivers for financial inclusion and proposed new structures to co-ordinate financial inclusion activity

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Session 4 The long term impact of debt advice to low income households

 Speaker:

  • Michael Orton, University of Warwick

Session 5 My Home Finance: progressing the financial inclusion agenda

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12:00–12:50 Plenary: The role of the new Money Advice Service

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13:50–14:45 Breakout sessions 6–10

Session 6 Opportunities and challenges for the credit union movement

 Speaker:

  • Matt Bland, The Association of British Credit Unions Limited (ABCUL)

Session 7 Challenges for social landlords: a business case for providing debt advice and financial inclusion activities

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Session 8 A new approach to banking: extending the use of Jam Jar accounts in the UK

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Session 9 Developing a Total Person model for financial inclusion

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Session 10 Delivering peer to peer money advice at the grassroots

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15:00–15:55 Breakout sessions 11–15

Session 11 Overview of the Department for Work and Pensions £73m Credit Union Modernisation and Expansion Fund

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Session 12 The Office of Fair Trading’s debt management guidance

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Session 13 Affordable credit: what can we learn from other countries’ experiences?

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Session 14 Citizens Advice Bureau and EDF Energy’s Telephone Helpline: tailoring debt advice to the customer’s needs

 Speakers:

  • Ann Kinahan, Plymouth Citizens Advice Bureau and Debora Smith, Citizens Advice Specialist Support Unit

Session 15 Using financial inclusion activity to tackle child poverty: what works?

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15:55–17:00 Closing plenary
How can we improve debt advice provision in the current climate?

 Speakers:

  • Lisa Colclough, National Money Advice Policy Development Officer, Citizens Advice

  • Delroy Corinaldi, External Affairs Director, Consumer Credit Counselling Service