Six Million fall behind on bills
Posted on 21st September 2020 at 15:33
One in nine people – the equivalent of six million people across the UK – have reported falling behind on their household bills as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
Chris Whitehead, a debt advisor at Citizens Advice Newcastle, said: “This is a crisis that nobody could have planned for financially and we hear daily from people how tough it’s been for them to deal with the immediate issues of putting food on the table, paying the bills and essentially just getting through the day.
Citizens Advice is now calling for one-off or time-limited financial support for arrears built up because of coronavirus, with the cost of relief shared fairly between government, creditors, and individuals. This would be tailored to each sector but could include grants, payment matching or government-backed loans.
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