A new report by charity Gingerbread analysing how single parents lives have changed has found that unsustainable work and poverty are two of the biggest issues facing the UK’s 1.7 million single-parent families. The report titled “One in four: single parent families in the UK”, finds that huge progress has been made over the past 100 years to…

Here is an overview of The Money Charity’s latest statistics for February 2018: Personal debt in the UK People in the UK owed £1.572 trillion at the end of December 2017. This is up from £1.512 trillion at the end of December 2016 – an extra £1,105.77 per UK adult. Per adult in the UK that’s an average…

Thousands of people with mental health issues are trapped in a spiral of escalating according to latest research by The Money and Mental Health Policy Institute. The institute said that in 2017, 23,000 people were being pursued while in hospital for mental health problems. Money and Mental Health is asking for the government to consider…

Almost one in three working-age adults in Northern Ireland are out of work, according to a new Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) report that shows that Northern Ireland’s employment rate is lagging behind the rest of Great Britain. The warning comes as JRF highlights the poverty rates in Northern Ireland and the challenges facing low-income families.…

The Office for National Statistics has published its latest UK consumer price inflation figures showing the Consumer Prices Index was at 3% in January 2018, unchanged from December 2017. Jane Tully, director of external affairs at the Money Advice Trust, the charity that runs National Debtline, said: “Inflation remains high at three percent with wages…

During 2017, 22,763 debt decrees were registered against Scottish consumers, nine percent more than in the previous year according to latest figures by The Registry Trust. The combined value of all consumer decrees was £64m, just two percent higher than 2016. The mean average value of a consumer decree decreased seven percent. Dropping 10 percent,…

Trade association Energy UK has launched a new independently-chaired commission which will hold hearings across the UK over the coming months to hear from consumer, elderly, disability and mental health groups as well as experts on financial vulnerability. It will consider how vulnerability affects a customer’s ability to engage with the energy market and how…

A drop in the average UK house price of the scale seen in the last financial crisis would put nearly half a million households at risk of negative equity according to analysis by third-party mortgage servicer Computershare. Computershare has forecast that the value of 4.12% of properties – or approximately 458,000 households – would drop…

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