A new report from Citizens Advice Wales “Fairness for all – Improving council tax debt collection in Wales” highlights the findings of research undertaken to better understand the recent increase in council tax arrears seen over the last few years. Council tax arrears is now the largest debt issue representing 13%t  of all debt issues. Council…

The Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) has published its latest mortgaging figures. While first-time buyer lending was down in July compared to June, the number of loans advanced to first-time buyers was the second highest monthly level of the year so far. Home mover activity was at its third highest monthly level this year by volume…

Here is an overview of The Money Charity’s latest statistics for September 2016: Personal Debt in the UK People in the UK owed £1.496 trillion at the end of July 2016. This is up from £1.444 trillion at the end of July 2015 – an extra £1,028.50 per UK adult. Per adult in the UK that’s…

The Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) has announced that gross lending as static in July at £21.4 billion. The figure is down 0.4 per cent from June’s £21.5 billion and down 1 per cent year-on-year from £21.6 billion. CML Chief Economist Bob Pannell says: “Indicators are likely to provide truer readings of market conditions the further…

A report from the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) has outlined statistics indicating that the number of mortgages in arrears continued to fall in the second quarter of this year and are now at its lowest level since records began more than 20 years ago. The CML data shows that at the end of June there were 92,500…

Here is an overview of The Money Charity’s latest statistics for August 2016: Personal debt in the UK People in the UK owed £1.484 trillion at the end of June 2016. This is up from £1.444 trillion at the end of June 2015 – an extra £777.90 per UK adult. Per adult in the UK…

Government figures reveal that tens of millions of pounds in unpaid council tax and business rates is owed to councils across the Black Country and Staffordshire. The figures owed are as follows: Walsall £20.3 million Sandwell £23.3 million Wolverhampton £14.7 million Dudley £8.7 million Cannock £6 million Stafford £4.4 million