Ahead of the Utility Week Consumer Debt Conference, we ask Mike Bingham, Affordability Lead at Thames Water some questions - find out what he said...

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1) Who or what is having the biggest impact on consumer debt in the UK?

Housing costs, particularly rental sector

2) Where are the biggest opportunities for the industry to reduce consumer debt?

Working together and with government and private data suppliers to help understand needs and better target tailored solutions.

3) What are you most looking forward to at the Utility Week Consumer Debt Conference 2020?

Understanding what firms believe are the next challenges we can expect

4) What career advice would you give your younger self?

Be more confident in your ability to make measured judgments with decent outcomes

5) Who would your top five dinner party guests be (living or deceased)?

Howard Webb, Elvis Presley, Charlie Chaplin, Marie Curie, Mahatma Ghandi