Financial Exclusion call for evidence

The House of Lords Select Committee on Financial Exclusion has published its call for evidence. Interested parties are invited to submit written evidence to the Committee by Wednesday, 14th September.

The Committee has been set up to consider financial exclusion, which results in people having difficulty accessing or using the mainstream financial services that are necessary to participate in daily economic life and society.

Baroness Tyler of Enfield, who chairs the Committee, said: “Our inquiry will attempt to find a way forward. We will look at the role banks and others in the financial services industry can play in helping those who are currently excluded and we will examine the role of charities, Government and regulators. We will also look at the quality of financial education in the UK. Are we doing enough to ensure that children, young people and adults understand their finances and know where to seek help if they need it?”

The call for written evidence contains 14 questions that the Committee wishes to receive responses to. The questions can be found here.

For the inquiry to be effective it is important that views and experiences are heard from a wide range of people and organisations, the NHC urges members to feed in views and supporting evidence from their organisations and tenants. The NHC will be submitting evidence on behalf of our members across the North, so would appreciate any information to be sent to by Monday, 5th September.