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(Apr 2024) - Debt Talk: Poverty & ethnicity premium (Podcast)

(Mar 2024) - Debt Talk: Consumer duty & the debt sector (Podcast)

(Feb 2024) - Debt Talk: Council finance, tax & debt recovery (Podcast)

(Jan 2024) - Debt Talk: Gambling & Debt (Podcast)

(Dec 2023) - Debt Talk: Debt, housing costs & homelessness (Podcast)

(Nov 2023) - Debt Talk: Alternative lending & Debt (Podcast)

(Oct 2023) - Debt Talk: The cost of fuel (Podcast)

(Sept 2023) - Debt Talk: DRO or IVA? That is the question...(Podcast)

(Aug 2023) - Debt Talk: The cost of financial exclusion (Podcast)

(July 2023) - Debt Talk: AI, financial services & debt sector (Podcast)
 (June 2023) - Debt Talk: The welfare state, deficit budget and debt (podcast)
(May 2023) - Debt Talk: Mental health & debt (Podcast)

 (April 2023) - Debt Talk: Debt advice, MaPS and advisers (Podcast)
(March 2023) - Debt Talk: Small businesses & insolvency (Podcast)
(February 2023) - Debt Talk: Council tax, debt & enforcement on Debt Talk (Podcast)

(January 2023) - Debt Talk: Crypto assets and gambling on Debt Talk (Podcast)
(December 2022) - Debt Talk: Alternative lending & debt recovery on Debt Talk (Podcast)

 (November 2022) - Debt Talk: Minority communities & financial struggle on Debt Talk (podcast)

(October 2022) - Debt Talk: Eat, heat or pay your rent on Debt Talk (Podcast)

(September 2022) - Debt Talk: Domestic abuse & money trouble on Debt Talk (Podcast)

(August 2022) - Debt Talk: FCA, vulnerable consumers & duty on Debt Talk (Podcast)


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