Economic abuse is a form of controlling or coercive behaviour. This is when someone takes control of your money or belongings without your permission. They may prevent or limit you from spending your own money, or use your money to buy things for themselves
If someone takes your money or your things without asking, or if they make you give them your money or things, it is financial abuse.
Economic abuse can also include someone controlling your education and employment. For example, if someone tries to stop you from studying or applying to university, that is also abuse.