The need for bailiff reform

Z2K is joining AdviceUK, Christians Against Poverty, Citizens Advice, Money Advice Trust, StepChange Debt Charity and The Children’s Society, to launch a new report on the need for fundamental bailiff reform. The report finds that the new bailiff regulations brought in in 2014 are failing to protect people in financial difficulty from unfair treatment.

New research conducted for the launch of Taking Control found that of 1,400 people who had been visited by a bailiff in the last six months, 24 per cent had tried to arrange repayment over the phone but found the bailiff insisted on visiting anyway, most likely so they could charge a higher fee. In addition, nearly a fifth say they were not contacted by the bailiff before they visited. Both of these are examples of non-compliance with the 2014 regulations. Continue reading

Z2K board appoints new Chief Executive

Raji Hunjan has been appointed by Z2K’s board of trustees as the Trust’s new Chief Executive. Raji brings with her extensive experience of combining services with policy and campaigning to bring about greater changes in systems to improve the lives of communities. She is looking forward to bringing this expertise to bear at a time when the need for Z2K’s services is greater than ever before. She comes to Z2K from Inquest, where she served as Operations Director. Prior to this she was the Director of North Kensington Law Centre.

Raji said: Continue reading

Housing Advice Conference 2016

Z2K is delighted to invite you to book a place at the Housing Advice Conference 2016 on 11th November 2016. The Conference offers practical, up-to-date advice and guidance on the key recent developments in the world of housing advice from senior, experienced practitioners.

The Conference will be chaired by Joanna Kennedy, the CEO of Z2K, and the keynote presentations will be given by HH Jan Luba QC. Continue reading

We’re back online!

Apologies for anyone who has tried to contact Z2K staff in the past few days, due to technical problems our website and email system has been down. However we’re now back online – please resend any emails in case they don’t come through.