Interest rates rise is the last thing public servants need

Rate rise adds insult to injury for public service employees suffering from years of wage freezes and limits on their pay

NHS students overburdened by extra work and rising debt, says UNISON

Two thirds of NHS students have been forced to take work on top of their studies to supplement their income, according to a new report from UNISON published today (Friday). Healthcare students are lobbying their MPs at constituency surgeries today to press their case for adequate funding during their studies. The proportion of nursing and […]

Wages standstill sees over a million low-income families struggle with extreme debt, says TUC

More than a million families with a household income below £30,000 are in extreme debt, and ongoing wage stagnation is making the problem worse, according to a new report published today (Tuesday) by the TUC and UNISON. The report, Britain in the Red, finds that total unsecured debt (which excludes mortgages) for UK households rose […]

No-one should be forced to choose between paying the rent and feeding their kids

Over three million households (one in eight UK households) are paying more than 25% of their household income on repaying unsecured debts.

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More than a million families struggle with extreme debt

Stagnant wages make problem worse for families struggling with low pay

When a government’s response to debt is austerity, the impact is devastating

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Number of families with problem debt up by more than a quarter since 2012, new report reveals

The number of households with problem debt has increased by 700,000 (28 per cent) since 2012, according to new TUC and UNISON-commissioned research published today (Tuesday).   The report, Britain in the Red, shows that in 2014 one in eight households (3.2 million) were over-indebted compared to one in ten (2.5 million) in 2012.   […]