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In 2018, more people than ever contacted us for debt advice. Our Statistics Yearbook takes an in-depth look at more than 650,000 people struggling with problem debt. Explore the latest personal and household debt trends of new clients who contacted us in 2018.
In 2018, 17% of new clients contacted us because of a reduced income, 17% contacted us because of unemployment or redundancy, and 16% due to illness or injury.
In 2018, 657,930 new clients contacted us for help with their problem debt. That’s one new client every 48 seconds.
new clients in 2018
In 2018, 55% of our new clients or their partner were in full-time or part-time employment. 31% were unemployed.
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