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Financial Exclusion Committee - timeline

Follow the Financial Exclusion Committee's timeline here.

Appointment

The House of Lords appointed a Select Committee on Financial Exclusion on 25 May 2016.

Timetable

Tuesday 7 June

The Committee met in private.

Tuesday 28 June

The Committee held a private briefing seminar.

Public evidence sessions

Tuesday 5 July

At 10.40am:

  • Joanna Elson, Chief Executive, Money Advice Trust

At 11.40am:

  • Guy Rigden, Chief Executive, MyBnk
  • Russell Winnard, Head of Programme and Services (Financial Education), Young Enterprise

Listen to the Tuesday 5 July session
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Tuesday 12 July

At 10.40am:

  • Neil Couling, Director General of Universal Credit, Department for Work and Pensions
  • Gwyneth Nurse, Director of Financial Services, HM Treasury

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Tuesday 19 July

At 10.40am:

  • Catherine McGrath, Managing Director, Transactions, Insurance and Mass Market, Barclays
  • Matthew Carter, Director of Products and Marketing, Co-operative Bank

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Tuesday 13 September

At 10.40am:

  • Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles, Chair, Financial Inclusion Commission
  • Sir Brian Pomeroy CBE, President, Financial Inclusion Commission
  • Chris Pond, Vice-Chair, Financial Inclusion Commission

At 11.40am:

  • Philip Connolly, Policy and Communications Manager, Disability Rights UK
  • Lucy Malenczuk, Senior Policy Manager, Age UK

Listen to the Tuesday 13 September session
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Tuesday 11 October

At 10.40am:

  • Jon Boagey, Associate Director, National Youth Agency
  • Louise Macdonald OBE, Director, Young Scot
  • Sarah Milan, Director, Rees Foundation

At 11.40am:

  • Alison Garnham, Chief Executive, Child Poverty Action Group
  • Sumi Rabindrakumar, Research Officer, Gingerbread

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Tuesday 18 October

At 10.40am:

  • Francis McGee, Director of External Affairs, StepChange Debt Charity
  • Caroline Rookes CBE, Chief Executive, The Money Advice Service

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Tuesday 25 October

At 10.40am:

  • Cllr John Fuller, Vice-Chairman of the LGA’s Resources Board and Leader of South Norfolk District Council
  • David Orr, Chief Executive, National Housing Federation

At 11.40am:

  • Joe Lane, Senior Policy Researcher, Citizens Advice
  • Sian Williams, Head of National Services, Toynbee Hall

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Tuesday 1 November

At 10.40am:

  • Damon Gibbons, Director, Centre for Responsible Credit
  • Sue Lewis, Chair, Financial Services Consumer Panel

At 11.40am:

  • Russell Hamblin-Boone, Chief Executive, Consumer Finance Association
  • Hamish Paton, Chief Executive, Bright House
  • David Rees, Chairman, Law Committee, Consumer Credit Association

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Tuesday 8 November

At 10.40am:

  • Martin Lewis OBE, Founder and Chair, MoneySavingExpert.com
  • Polly Mackenzie, Chief Executive, Money and Mental Health Policy Institute

At 11.40am:

  • Eric Leenders, Managing Director, Retail and Commercial Banking, BBA
  • Mark Lyonette, Chief Executive, Association of British Credit Unions Limited (ABCUL)
  • Faisel Rahman OBE, Chief Executive, Fair Finance

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Tuesday 15 November

At 10.40am:

  • Virraj Jatania, Co-Founder and CEO, Pockit
  • Monica Kalia, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Neyber

At 11.40am:

  • Adam Micklethwaite, Director of Business and Innovation, Tinder Foundation
  • Peter Wells, Policy Associate, Open Data Institute
  • Nick Williams, Director of Consumer Digital, Lloyds Banking Group

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Tuesday 22 November

At 10.40am:

  • Jenny Barksfield, Deputy Chief Executive and Senior Subject Specialist, PSHE Association
  • Adrian Lyons, National Lead for Economics, Business and Enterprise, Ofsted

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Wednesday 23 November

The Committee visited Coventry City Council and Coventry Citizens Advice.

Tuesday 29 November

At 10.40am:

  • Adam Land, Senior Director, Remedies, Business and Financial Analysis, Competition and Markets Authority
  • Bill Roberts, Remedies Director, Lead for the “Open API” remedy, Competition and Markets Authority
  • Professor Alasdair Smith, Chair, Retail Banking Market Investigation, Competition and Markets Authority

At 11.40am:

  • Jonquil Lowe, Senior Lecturer in Economics and Personal Finance and Member, True Potential Centre for the Public Understanding of Finance (PUFin), Open University
  • Martin Upton, Senior Lecturer in Finance and Director, True Potential Centre for the Public Understanding of Finance (PUFin), Open University

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Wednesday 30 November

The Committee visited Toynbee Hall, London.

Tuesday 6 December

At 10.40am:

  • Andrew Bailey, Chief Executive, Financial Conduct Authority
  • Christopher Woolard, Executive Director of Strategy and Competition, Financial Conduct Authority

At 11.40am:

  • Sue Fox, Chief Executive, M&S Bank
  • Stephen Uden, Head of Social Investment, Nationwide Building Society

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Tuesday 13 December

At 10.45am:

  • The Rt Hon Lord Freud, Minister of State for Welfare Reform, Department for Work and Pensions
  • Nick Gibb MP, Minister of State for School Standards, Department for Education
  • Simon Kirby MP, Economic Secretary to the Treasury, HM Treasury

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Tuesday 17 January

The Committee met in private.

Tuesday 21 February

The Committee met in private.

Tuesday 7 March

The Committee in private.

Tuesday 14 March

The Committee met in private.

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