1 in 6 women in the UK has experienced economic abuse from a current or former partner according to the charity ‘Surviving Economic Abuse’.

They state that economic abuse takes forms, including financial abuse.  It involves restricting, exploiting, or sabotaging other resources, such as housing, food, property, transportation, and employment

If you, or someone you know, is experiencing economic abuse, there are people and organisations that can help.



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1 in 5 women and 1 in 7 men has suffered some form of financial abuse typically at the hands of their partner according to the Financial Conduct Authority.

Everyone has the right to financial independence. If a person is controlling another’s money or running up debts in their name, it’s called financial abuse. But there’s no need for anyone to struggle alone.

MoneyHelper offers free impartial guidance, including an informative guide. They are a government-backed organisation offering ‘clear money help that’s on your side’.

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