•  Keep Me Posted campaign is delighted to announce that it has welcomed its 99th supporter – research and action based institute, The Young Foundation.

  • The Young Foundation’s CEO, Baroness Glenys Thornton, said: “We are pleased to support the Keep Me Posted campaign. Consumers deserve the right to choose how they receive communications from businesses without penalties so we are joining the call for companies to step up and prioritise the rights of individuals.”

 

The Young Foundation has pledged its support for the Keep Me Posted campaign. Keep Me Posted fights to ensure that service providers offer consumers the choice of how they receive bills and statements, without incurring any financial penalties. 

The Foundation, which is led former Women and Equalities Shadow Minister, Baroness Glenys Thornton, works across the UK and internationally to create insight and innovations which put people at the heart of social change. They do this through research, work with communities and social innovation. They have created and supported over 80 organisations including: Which? The Open University, Language Line, Social Innovation Exchange, School for Social Entrepreneurs, Uprising and Action for Happiness

The Young Foundation is the 99th supporter to join the Keep Me Posted campaign.

 

Baroness Glenys Thornton, CEO of The Young Foundation, said: “We have a long history of championing the rights of consumers including setting up The Consumers Association and Which?, so we are really pleased to support the Keep Me Posted campaign. We look forward to working with them on highlighting the plight of thousands of consumers – such as the elderly, people with disabilities, and those that lack access to the internet or basic digital skills - who rely on paper statements and bills to track their finances.   

“Consumers deserve the right to choose how they receive communications from businesses without penalties so I am proud to add my voice calling for companies to step up and prioritise the rights of individuals.” 

 

Judith Donovan CBE, Chair of the Keep Me Posted campaign, said: “The Young Foundation is a leader in bringing together thinkers and policy makers from around the world to debate and develop new ideas to tackle inequality. They support innovative and impactful community based social innovations that put people at the heart of real social change.

“We are delighted to have them on board and are excited at the prospect of working together to ensure that the people retain their right to choose how they are communicated with.”  

 

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Notes to editors

The Keep Me Posted campaign is chaired by Judith Donovan CBE and is a partnership of representatives from 99 concerned organisations such as mental health charity Mind, DementiaUK, The Money Charity, and the National Consumer Federation. 

Keep Me Posted campaign partners believe that it is every consumer’s right to choose, without disadvantage, how they are contacted by banks, utility companies and other service providers in the face of an increasing trend of businesses switching their customers to mainly digital communication, which isn’t always preferable or suitable for a large proportion of UK consumers.