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One in Three Struggling to Pay Bills

By 4th March 2019News

One in Three Struggling to Pay Bills

Around a third of all adults in the north-east of England are struggling to pay their bills according to a new report from the Salvation Army.

The charity surveyed people from around the country, but their main cause of concern arrived when 57% of people in the north-east claimed they replied on credit cards and loans to get by.

As we have been saying for a long time, the main reasons for people being in debt were found to be unexpected job losses, illness, bereavement, breakdown of relationships and other unforeseen occurrences. Anyone can be affected by debt.

Lorraine Cook of the Salvation Army said, “We see a variety of people come into our service.
“Many have experienced delays in Universal Credit which has left them in debt.
“We also have a large client group who are in work but simply can’t keep up with the cost of living and therefore struggle to meet essential costs such as rent or council tax.
“Debt can affect a person’s ability to make choices, impact their relationships, as well as their physical and mental wellbeing.”

This ‘one in three’ is a similar amount to what we saw in the north west at the end of last year. With a third of all people in the north struggling, it’s shocking that some people are still ashamed to get help with their debts!

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