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Our latest research: You’re not alone in debt

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StepChange Stats yearbook 2016As well as providing debt advice, we regularly produce research into personal debt trends in the UK.

The Statistics Yearbook, released twice a year, is one of the most important pieces of research our policy team produce, and the 2016 edition is released today.
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Debt statistics 2014: what do we know about personal debt in the UK?

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We’ve recently released our Statistics Yearbook 2014, packed full of the latest insights into personal debt in the UK.

We’ve delved deep into the millions of records in our data warehouse, to put together this year’s Yearbook. There’s no wonder it’s almost 50 pages long!

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Debt’s top 10 towns and cities

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Debt hotspots

Debt hotspots

Today we’re launching our latest infographic, highlighting the average debt in the regions and postcode areas of the UK. But where has debt taken hold? Where is debt a way of life, a constant battle, a hotspot?

Most people would instinctively say the debt hotspots would be centred on the inner-cities of London, Birmingham or Glasgow. But while there’s a huge amount of debt contained in those areas, that’s debt relative to the amount of income.

For the highest average debt, we have to look towards the leafy suburbs not the inner-city estates…

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