Scotland in the Red: our main findings
StepChange Debt Charity Scotland provides clients in Scotland with debt advice and specific solutions under Scottish legislation. We currently receive over a thousand requests for help from clients every month.
The Scotland in the Red report looks at the changing nature of debt problems in Scotland. By analysing our extensive data, based on over 147,000 UK telephone debt advice sessions in 2013 (6,584 in Scotland) and over 96,000 (4,369 in Scotland) in the first half of 2014, we can see some of the key issues that are affecting people with problem debt.
We can also compare debts in Scotland with the other nations of the UK, the eight Scottish Parliament electoral regions, and the 73 Scottish Parliament constituencies.