Thursday 14th September marks ten years since the Bank of England’s announcement of emergency liquidity support for Northern Rock. What followed was the first run on a bank in more than 100 years. The news caused concern amongst members of the public, with images of queues at Northern Rock branches beamed around the world. The…

The use of direct deductions from people’s benefits, by utility companies, housing providers, councils and others, to cover arrears payments is making it more difficult for families to pay for essentials and is forcing many to use credit to keep on top of bills. This is according to new research released today by StepChange Debt…