In both letters, which can be viewed in full below, she commits Camden Council to using its lawful powers to limit the spread of legal loan sharks and to support the growth of credit unions as a lower cost, community-based alternative. She also states Camden Council’s support for a cap on the total cost of credit.
Councillor Hayward’s support comes after Movement for Change worked closely with activists in Brent and Camden to build momentum for the campaign locally. This work culminated in an event held in Wembley on the 19th of September, attended by over 140 people. On that night Sarah Hayward and Mohammed Butt, Leader of Brent Council, both made a public commitment to support the campaign and use the council powers at their disposal to limit the spread of legal loan sharks.
If you are interested in being part of the campaign in your local area, attending a campaign training session, or taking action against legal loan sharks, then please get in touch.