Emma Jackson Head shot

Emma Jackson

Emma is the Scotland director for Christians Against Poverty (CAP), overseeing the work in Scotland of this UK-wide debt and anti-poverty charity, which helps around 22,000 people each year. Emma has worked for CAP for more than years, leading teams, projects and service development. Emma is deeply passionate about tackling the injustices of poverty and ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to thrive. Emma speaks widely on the subject of debt, money management and how we bring about change to see local communities flourish. Emma is a contributor for BBC Radio Scotland’s Thought for the Day and a board member for Serve Scotland.

Debt – the unwelcome guest this Christmas

14 December 2020Furlough, income reduction, job losses have all taken their toll on so many. The recent collapse of Debenhams and Arcadia, put a further 25,000 jobs at risk on top of the thousands of jobs already hanging by a thread. The number of unemployed over-50s has increased by a third in a year, according to new analysis of data from the Office of National Statistics (ONS). Moreover, almost two in five people are concerned about their income during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Citizens Advice…

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