James Gibb Stuart Trust

Who We Are

The Trust

The James Gibb Stuart Trust is a registered charity which was incorporated on 21 April 2008.

Our Mission is to reduce debt by educating from the micro-level of the individual to the macro-level of the nation state, with a specific emphasis on explaining the banking and financial system of the UK and the world, to lay-people and legislators.

We drive our Mission forward through creating, operating and supporting suitable learning projects, including the creation of educational material and outreach programmes which promote appropriate solutions. We lend assistance and expertise to those projects which, in the opinion of the Directors, promote our charitable Objects.

Our Vision is the reduction of overall levels of debt in society, at a personal, national, and international level, to the benefit of all, financially and socially – and to become a “go-to” source for information on matters relating to the creation and alleviation of debt.

Our Scope is primarily national and involves an international dimension.

Our Logo – the broken chain – represents the freedom from the shackles and slavery of debt, which we seek, through our work, to deliver at every level of society.

The Trust has 3 Directors. It has no rental costs, no overheads, no repair costs, no employee costs and virtually no admin costs. It contracts out all its projects to self-employed researchers and organisers, whose work is monitored and evaluated by the Directors on a regular basis. Consequently, the Trust is able to run at a low cost and deliver extremely good value for money.

James Gibb Stuart

Our Trust is named after acclaimed author, speaker, organiser, facilitator and philanthropist James Gibb Stuart, known and respected internationally as “the Grandfather of British Monetary Reform”. He passed away on 25 September 2013.

James’s book, The Money Bomb, in 1983, kick-started the modern alternative economic movement in the UK known as “monetary reform”. He identified, in a popular manner, the unsustainable growth of debt levels in the economy at both the level of the individual and the nation state. The book identified the role which the banking and finance system played in perpetuating debt, poverty and economic instability, and proposed some basic solutions.

In 1997, as a consequence of increased interest in his ideas, he founded “the Bromsgrove Conference” and between 1997 and 2008 he was the Convenor of this annual economic event, which brought together people from around the world who had come to the same conclusions. Between 2009 and 2011 he was the Honorary Convenor of the Conference run by the Trust.

On the 17 July 2005, James was honoured by the UK Islamic Mission at its Annual General Meeting by being presented with its “Community Champion” Award for the work he has done to promote economic justice in the Islamic community and throughout the rest of society.

On the 23 September 2006, he was presented with the American Monetary Institute’s “Lifetime Achievement Award” at its annual conference in Chicago.

On the 15 October 2011, at the 15th annual Bromsgrove Conference, James, into his 92nd year, was honoured by the Birmingham-based, Thomas Attwood Group, for Services to Monetary Reform. (pic on right).