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Media coverage. Jan 2014 - Dec 2015.

This page contains details of older media articles featuring StepChange Debt Charity. Please click on the appropriate link below to view the article in full.

Shock fall of income for 14 million over a year, reports charity – The Daily Mail – 10 December 2015

Zero-hours contracts are forcing more people into disastrous debt – The Independent – 10 December 2015

750,000 families with children 'struggling with serious debt' – The Guardian – 10 December 2015

Money Box – BBC Radio 4 – 5 December 2015

Surge in consumer lending could prompt Bank of England intervention – The Guardian – 30 November 2015

Sub-prime mortgages make surprise comeback in the UK – The Independent – 4 November 2015

Credit card firms ‘must do more to help those struggling with debt' – The Guardian – 30 October 2015

Tax credit cuts could push 'Brits on a knife edge' into problem debt, experts warn – Daily Mirror – 14 October

Millions of Britons risk getting deeper into debt as they turn to credit to plug surprise income shortfall, charity warns – Daily Mail – 28 September

‘Worrying trend’ as older people cash in pension pots to pay off rising debts – The Guardian – 30 August 2015

Savings buffer needed, says StepChange - BBC News - 6 August 2015

Cracking down on the payday lender Wonga is just the first step - The Guardian - 22 April 2015

Debt levels among single parents up 105% - The Guardian - 31 March 2015

National debt charity: More under-25s seek its help - BBC Newsbeat - 31 March 2015

Councils turning to bailiffs to evict tenants, instead of helping them with rent arrears - The Independent - 9 March 2015

Personal debt goes up by 23% in a year in Wales -  BBC News Wales - 10 February 2015

"You feel like you're in a black tunnel: 7 things I learnt from tackling my debts" - Daily Mirror - 9 February 2015

Small steps to manage your debts - Daily Express - 25 January 2015

Call for £1,000 rainy day funds for all - Daily Telegraph - 9 January 2015

Council tax arrears soar - The Times - 18 December 2014

Troubled borrowers 'should pay no interest or charges' - BBC News - 10 December 2014

Money worries keeping 'more women than men awake at night' - ITV News - 17 November 2014

Problem debt costs the UK economy £8.3bn, charity warns - BBC News - 8 October 2014

Financial woes cause sleep problems for seven million - The Independent - 22 September 2014

Personal debt levels higher in Northern Ireland, says charity - BBC News - 11 September 2014

Payday loan debt problems soar - Daily Mail - 2 September 2014

Legal loan sharks "bombarding" debt-ridden householders with calls to get them to borrow more - Daily Mirror - 22 July 2014

Half of Londoners now worry about finances - Evening Standard - 2 June 2014

Mike O'Connor: Action needed to help families trapped by debt - Yorkshire Post - 26 May 2014

Families 'struggling with problem debt' - BBC - 8 May 2014

Wonga or worse: debt becomes squeezed Britain's 'personal safety net' - Guardian - 10 April 2014

Warning over catalogue debts - Times - 25 March 2014

StepChange: 'Huge' rise in help for council tax arrears - BBC News - 13 March 2014

Debt charity reports big rise in payday loan problems - BBC News - 27 February 2014

Payday loans customers seeking debt advice almost double in number - Guardian - 27 February 2014

StepChange Debt Charity sees rise in people with arrears - BBC News Wales - 24 January 2014

Are you worried by problem debt? Up to four million Britons 'underestimate seriousness of situation' - Daily Mail - 20 January 2014

Nuisance calls are out of control, says charity - The Independent - 17 January 2014

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