Consultation outcome

Breathing space: call for evidence

This consultation has concluded

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Detail of outcome

This response summarises the submissions received to the call for evidence, and confirms that the next stage of the implementation of the scheme will be to consult on a single policy proposal later this summer.

Original consultation


Seeking further views and information on how best to design a six-week breathing space scheme for individuals in debt.

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Consultation description

The government is issuing this call for evidence to gain further insight from the debt advice sector and creditors about how best to design, implement, administer and monitor a six-week breathing space scheme and statutory debt management plan.

The call for evidence covers the following, broad, topics:

  • how to access and then enter a six-week breathing space
  • how a breathing space could work for creditors and debtors
  • how to best design a statutory debt management plan

Please note that the informal consultation closes on 16 January 2018; however, we would be grateful if you could send in your views as early as possible.


Published 24 October 2017
Last updated 18 June 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated with the response to the call for evidence.
  2. First published.