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18 October 2017
Take the wealth off the super-rich - no to the Tories' scapegoating of pensioners!: Over a third of young people are in debt - on average by £2,989 - says the Money Advice Trust
20 September 2017
Still recovering from the last crisis? Hold on to your wallet, Britain's bankers are storing up another one - £200 billion of consumer debt
26 July 2017
Jeremy Corbyn's election pledge to abolish tuition fees was one of the most attractive and popular offers in Labour's manifesto.
His hint that he might also support writing off existing student debt was also warmly received.
31 May 2017
The average family will be around £15,000 in debt by 2020, says the TUC. A Corbyn-led government would be an important step forward
16 November 2016
The average adult in the UK is now a whopping £30,000 in debt. This is 113% of the average annual income. The total household debt in the UK has rocketed to over £1.5 trillion.
31 August 2016
1.6 million low-income families in 'extreme problem debt' - debt so crippling that it takes 40% of their total household income. Another 3.2 million households, that's one in eight, are struggling to manage their debt repayments, taking up 25% of income.
13 February 2013
I volunteer for an advice agency and deal with some people's debt problems. Clients from all walks of life come in because they're worried and need the free help and advice we can offer, writes Carole Wood.
5 April 2011
GORDON BROWN has warned his fellow ministers to abandon any hopes of big rises in next year's public spending round...
5 May 2010
Turmoil reveals limits of European integration: The countries that adopted the euro are facing the most precarious situation for their currency union since they started using the euro in 2002...
22 October 2008
Hard as rock: Faced with escalating house repossessions, the government is now urging banks to be lenient on people falling behind with their mortgage payments...
21 May 2008
IN SPAIN it was 76%, in Italy, France and Germany it was over 80%. That was the percentage of people who told a Financial Times/Harris poll that the gap between rich and poor is too wide.
7 June 2007
IT IS a telling sign of the scale of debt-related stress, when some people who have 'opted' for bankruptcy say they are relieved...
3 May 2007
THE CAMPAIGN to Defeat Fees (CDF) day of action on 27 April involved students in schools, colleges and universities nationwide...
19 April 2007
THE ARTICLE in last week's the socialist by John Greene, on legal aid cuts, highlighted a growing problem that faces millions of working people - and not just in the areas he mentioned, but also in their claims for welfare b...
22 February 2007
RECENTLY I spoke to someone who wanted to get help and advice over a couple of debt issues, a three-grand student loan and water rates. ...
10 August 2006
"ANOTHER DAY older and deeper in debt" goes the lyric of the 16 Tons song. Unfortunately, this is an all too accurate description of personal indebtedness in Britain today...
15 June 2006
THE FIASCO of the tax credit system has hit the headlines again. Stark figures show that millions of low-paid workers are being driven into debt by a system set up to overcome poverty. A London Citizen's Advice Bureau (CAB) worker writes.
9 June 2005
19 March 2005
GORDON BROWN urged activists at Labour's Scottish conference to join the July demonstration demanding global justice at the Edinburgh G8 summit...
15 January 2005
THE TERRIBLE effects of the tsunami in the Indian Ocean have forced the world's richest nations, the G8, to agree to suspend debt repayments from the worst hit countries...
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