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....The debt charity StepChange, which has also released fresh data, said the percentage of its clients falling behind on payments went over 40% in the first half of 2017, while the average debt of the people it helps has also risen, from £14,251 in 2016 to £14,367 in the first half of the year. Andrew Bailey, chief executive of the Financial Conduct Authority, told the Guardian – at the start of a series examining the £200bn in unsecured consumer credit amassed by households in Britain – that he was concerned about the sheer number of people who needs loans to make ends meet. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....McDonnell said: “We believe this is an area where there is a need for government intervention, and we will be bring forward policy proposals on this matter. “The last seven years has seen the Tories fail to tackle the fall in wages, which has also witnessed a surge in unsecured lending; as many families have been forced into debt in order to just make ends meet. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The warning came as the Financial Conduct Authority this week called on the government to help tackle the debt burden of the most vulnerable consumers in Britain. Paul Smith, the chief executive of Morses Club, which offers short-term cash loans from £100 to £1,000, said illegal money lenders were targeting council estates as they seek out those struggling to make ends meet. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The results follow a series of reports by debt charities showing a rise in the number of people seeking help with personal debts and arrears on household bills. The debt charity StepChange said it was concerned about a steep increase in the number of under-40s and renters who were struggling to make ends meet, adding to the trend for low-income families to rely on credit to buy essential items. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....When the Birmingham substance misuse service was handed from the local NHS trust to a charity, Carol Rice lost her job amid cost-cutting, just as she was facing deeper debt problems. The 59-year-old single mother of three had been helping recovering drug addicts and had a second job to try to make ends meet. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Jobless and £35,000 in debt: 'I got to the point where I didn’t want to live' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 20th of September 2017 11:49:02 AM
....When the Birmingham substance misuse service was handed from the local NHS trust to a charity, Carol Rice lost her job amid cost-cutting, just as she was facing deeper debt problems. The 59-year-old single mother of three had been helping recovering drug addicts and had a second job to try to make ends meet. ...
Loan sharks are circling, says one of UK's biggest doorstep lenders image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 20th of September 2017 11:48:20 AM
....The warning came as the Financial Conduct Authority this week called on the government to help tackle the debt burden of the most vulnerable consumers in Britain. Paul Smith, the chief executive of Morses Club, which offers short-term cash loans from £100 to £1,000, said illegal money lenders were targeting council estates as they seek out those struggling to make ends meet. ...
51% of young women have to borrow to make cash last until payday image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 19th of September 2017 05:32:12 PM
....The results follow a series of reports by debt charities showing a rise in the number of people seeking help with personal debts and arrears on household bills. The debt charity StepChange said it was concerned about a steep increase in the number of under-40s and renters who were struggling to make ends meet, adding to the trend for low-income families to rely on credit to buy essential items. ...
Public inquiry needed into UK's £200bn debt crisis, say senior MPs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 19th of September 2017 12:50:07 PM
....McDonnell said: “We believe this is an area where there is a need for government intervention, and we will be bring forward policy proposals on this matter. “The last seven years has seen the Tories fail to tackle the fall in wages, which has also witnessed a surge in unsecured lending; as many families have been forced into debt in order to just make ends meet. ...
Britain's debt time​bomb: FCA urges action over £200bn crisis image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 18th of September 2017 05:34:39 PM
....The debt charity StepChange, which has also released fresh data, said the percentage of its clients falling behind on payments went over 40% in the first half of 2017, while the average debt of the people it helps has also risen, from £14,251 in 2016 to £14,367 in the first half of the year. Andrew Bailey, chief executive of the Financial Conduct Authority, told the Guardian – at the start of a series examining the £200bn in unsecured consumer credit amassed by households in Britain – that he was concerned about the sheer number of people who needs loans to make ends meet. ...
More bills misery: Bills set to rocket while wages stay flat - experts image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of September 2017 12:01:00 AM
.... . Household disposable income has fallen by 33 per cent since 2007 in real terms and Tom Lyon, money expert at uSwitch, said many are being plunged into debt trying to make ends meet. ...
To understand the UK's low-pay crisis, Mark Carney needs to get out more | Phillip Inman image
....”. Then there is the government’s continuation of austerity, which will have the effect of making low income households even more desperate for a job, and when they have one, ask for longer hours just to make ends meet. ...
Theresa May under growing pressure to lift public sector pay cap image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 6th of September 2017 11:01:44 PM
.... May’s spokeswoman said on Monday the prime minister recognised the “sacrifice” made by public sector workers, and that a process was in place to look at pay. A poll of 3,000 workers by the unions’ umbrella body found that one out of eight workers is skipping meals to make ends meet, while almost half are struggling as wages stagnate. ...
UK’s economic model is broken, says Archbishop of Canterbury image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 5th of September 2017 06:26:34 PM
....The report by the IPPR thinktank’s commission on economic justice, which features senior business and public figures alongside Welby, stressed that all political parties needed to reject the current patterns of economic growth that delivered most of the gains to corporations and the richest in society. It said the situation had worsened in recent years as workers struggled to make ends meet after the longest period of earnings stagnation for 150 years. ...
Look under the bonnet and the US economy is in for a rough ride | Phillip Inman image
....The Germans hoard cash, which they then expect the rest of the world to borrow and pay interest on to keep them in a bountiful retirement. Britain and the US are among the countries where richer baby boomers vote to offload the problem to younger, lower-income groups, who must now borrow excessively just to make ends meet. ...
Need a well-paid student job you enjoy? Here are a few off-the-wall ideas image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 26th of August 2017 05:59:28 AM
....”. While Claire Fulton Ray was studying for her BA in communications at Cardiff, she worked three or four nights a week in her students’ union bar to make ends meet, but rejoiced when she caught a cold or had a sore throat. ...
Inside the gig economy: the 'vulnerable human underbelly' of UK's labour market image
.... First, the geography of some delivery rounds – those covering rural or suburban areas, for example – means that without the protection of a minimum wage, some couriers will always be confined to poverty pay. Second, some drivers struggling to make ends meet will always be making themselves available for work, whether on- or off-peak, out of sheer financial necessity. ...
Sexual harassment and the sharing economy: the dark side of working for strangers image
....The companies argue that drivers can be their own bosses and enjoy flexible hours. But some workers say they can’t make ends meet and are ignored when they complain about working conditions. ...
Have you experienced harassment as a tech employee or worker in the gig economy? image
. Large numbers of tech workers are vulnerable to a wide range of abuses at work, including gig economy workers who lack rights and protections, support staff at corporate headquarters who struggle to make ends meet and content moderators who review violent material. ...
'I use food banks' – workers on the impact of the pay squeeze image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of August 2017 06:00:14 AM
....As I’m crew for an airline and have to travel for work, the fall in the pound has made it more expensive to eat when I’m away. I love my job and what I do but I’ve had to get a second job delivering parcels on my days off to make ends meet. ...
New pension research: Is this really a golden era for retirement? image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 13th of August 2017 10:29:00 AM
....Younger savers also need to save under their own steam, but many are pessimistic, with more than half of today’s workers saying they will not build a big enough pot to maintain their desired lifestyle in retirement. Huge numbers expect to work part-time or downsize to a smaller property to make ends meet, while an alarming number are relying on an inheritance, according to research from The People’s Pension. ...
So estate agents are being replaced by robots? It’s about time | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett image
.... Is it the successive governments who have failed to make home ownership an achievable ambition for much of my generation? The foreign investors who ramp up prices but leave their properties empty and unloved? The tenancy management companies that fail to listen to tenants’ concerns about safety and living conditions? The MPs who, because so many of them are buy-to-let landlords, won’t do anything to help those of us stuck in expensive rented accommodation?. Or is it the buy-to-let landlords themselves, greedily hoarding all the property while the impoverished and the young struggle to make ends meet? Older people, sitting in five-bedroom houses much too large for them? Gentrifiers? Or should we even be angry with our own peers, who, by accident of birth and family and privilege have been given that crucial leg-up into the security and stability that is lacking for so many of us?. ...
Unsecured consumer credit tops £200bn for first time since 2008 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 31st of July 2017 08:55:04 AM
....Rachel Reeves, the Labour MP who has campaigned for action on overdraft charges, said the FCA needed to come up with solutions. “No one in debt or financial difficulty will find it easier to make ends meet just because a report confirms the problem. ...
Greek debt crisis: ‘People can’t see any light at the end of any tunnel’ image
.... Hopes of spending their latter years in Crete have been dashed; so, too, have plans of a work-free retirement. “We talk about it often,” says the 68-year-old, who has private clients to make ends meet. ...
Lenders must stop stoking demand for loans: or there’ll be another firestorm image
....Some spending that would normally have taken place in the first half of 2017 actually happened in the second half of 2016. The fact that outstanding consumer debt is still rising suggests that people are no longer borrowing to fund luxury purchases but rather to make ends meet. ...
Quarter of personal loan applicants 'seeking half their annual salary' image
.... Over the last decade, the number of cars bought this way has increased from one in five to four in five, Brazier said. Anti-poverty campaigners have warned that households are also turning to loans to make ends meet as the cost of living rises faster than wages. ...
Top 1% of households in UK fully recovered from financial crisis image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 14th of July 2017 11:01:36 PM
....New research from the Resolution Foundation showed that households with incomes of £275,000 or more quickly recovered from the impact of the deep recession and have seen their share of national income return to the level seen before the global banking system froze up in the summer of 2007. But while the rich have been thriving, the thinktank said the other 99% of UK households had found it more difficult to make ends meet. ...
Lower water bills: Don't miss out and trial a water meter image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 13th of July 2017 06:58:00 PM
....Senior policy manager Andy White said: “Water meters will not benefit everyone but we know that in some cases households can save more than £100 a year. Even the smallest saving could make all the difference to customers who are struggling to make ends meet. ...
Uber’s practices are morally unacceptable – but a boycott won’t help | Hannah Lownsbrough image
.... In return, they are promised “flexibility”, or the freedom to work whatever hours suit them. In practice, many Uber drivers are working long, long shifts for poor pay in order to try to make ends meet as Uber “scales” upwards without facing any financial penalty to itself for growing too fast. ...
Risk of poverty in UK greater when father is sole breadwinner, finds IFS image
.... “Relying on one earner no longer protects families from hardship. Balancing work and caring, and earning enough to make ends meet is an uphill struggle for many. ...
Chip: the robot banker trying to pull millennials out of their overdrafts image
....Rabin says the average Chip user is around 29, with £2,000 a month net income – well above the median, particularly if they’re graduates with student loans, and so the sort of people for whom financial security is tantalisingly within reach. And yet their spending habits are atrocious: the typical Chip user spends a third of the month in their overdraft, every month, constantly fluctuating between feeling moderately well-off and unable to make ends meet. ...
Britons are sitting on too much debt without a financial safety net image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 28th of May 2017 12:01:00 AM
....Mortgage debt is not the only problem, with unsecured lending such as credit cards, store cards, payday loans, bank loans, student loans and car loans now at a record £13,900 per household, according to new figures from the TUC. Stagnating wages are only adding to the burden, forcing more Britons to rely on borrowing to make ends meet. ...
'Ordinary' people image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 22nd of May 2017 11:27:59 PM
....This trend is being driven by rising life expectancy, the progress of the large baby boomer generation through their careers and policy changes like the increasing state pension age. The changing nature of work and the jobs people do to make ends meet has become an increasingly important issue. ...
Unemployment is at its lowest since 1975, so why do people feel worse off? | Larry Elliott image
.... Work by David Blanchflower, Rui Costa and Stephen Machin has shown that earnings growth for the self-employed – who account for 15% of the workforce – has been particularly weak in recent years. People are working flat out in the gig economy but still struggling to make ends meet. ...
Government accused of ignoring workers' plight as UK faces pay squeeze image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of May 2017 09:24:55 AM
....The Labour party has made weak wage growth one of its main themes in the run-up to the general election on 8 June, which opinion polls suggest Theresa May is on course to win. Analysis by the Resolution Foundation showed that wages were still £16 a week below their 2008 peak, leaving many families forced to borrow to make ends meet. ...
Uber should lose its licence if it doesn't improve workers' rights, say drivers image
....Steve McNamara, the general secretary of the LTDA, said organisation had written to TfL setting out a legal challenge against the renewal of Uber’s licence on the grounds it was not a fit and proper operator and was jeopardising public safety. McNamara said: “Uber’s aggressive business model forces its drivers to work dangerously long hours in order to make ends meet, putting passengers and other road users at risk. ...
UK firms struggle to find employees – even before Brexit bites image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of May 2017 05:01:52 AM
.... The pace of expansion for temporary placements was the fastest since December. The signs of rising demand for temporary staff will fan fears about economic insecurity for UK workers as many find themselves struggling to make ends meet because they are on zero-hours contracts or taking work on a self-employed basis with no access to holiday or sick pay. ...
Falling real pay shows the British economy is still struggling | Larry Elliott image
....So how strong is an economy where employment is only going up because workers are pricing themselves into jobs by taking real wage cuts, and employers are taking advantage of an abundance of low-cost labour to skimp on investment? The answer is not very strong at all. Indeed, what you really have is a low-productivity economy where large numbers of people rely on tax credits (now being made less generous) in order to make ends meet. ...
How can companies cut the UK's class pay gap? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 05:30:08 AM
....As a starting point, says Katherine Chapman, director of the Living Wage Foundation, businesses can help social mobility simply by paying better wages to lower-paid workers. With less stress about how to make ends meet, it can be easier to concentrate on securing the next career step or promotion, she argues. ...
The new status symbol: it’s not what you spend – it’s how hard you work image
.... A black woman in the bottom fifth of earners worked 349 more hours in 2015 than she would have in 1979. The reason is simple: wages have barely budged since the 1970s, which means today’s workers have to work harder to make ends meet. ...
Greek gloom as economy stalls amid latest bout of EU wrangling image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 8th of April 2017 03:00:05 PM
....Consumption is also down. “The 37% of Greeks at risk of poverty and social exclusion really cannot make ends meet,” said Aliki Mouriki, a leading Greek sociologist. ...
Are the wheels about to fall off the credit gravy train? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 8th of April 2017 03:00:05 PM
.... Those who cannot afford any of the options would be offered greater help, such as cutting or waiving interest or charges. But anti-poverty campaigners say such measures are sticking plasters, and problem debt could plummet if people no longer had to rely on loans and credit cards to make ends meet. ...
My week as an Uber courier: my bike got stolen, but I kept my five-star rating image
.... I did, however, spend three hours waiting for a job on the Uber Driver app, and he is my only client. As 8% of Americans and 14% of Britons have turned to the so-called “gig economy” to make ends meet, doing tasks such as driving for Uber or Lyft, cleaning apartments for Handy or doing odd jobs via TaskRabbit, I have joined them as an UberEats and UberRush cycle courier. ...
'Backward on pay' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 12:34:24 AM
....I am on maternity leave now and I have taken a £1,000 a month pay cut. It's impossible to make ends meet when I have more outgoings and considerably less incomings. ...
Viagogo's shady reputation grows as it shuns critics image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 06:02:46 PM
.... Claire Turnham, who gave evidence at the select committee, set up the group after she was overcharged by hundreds of pounds for an Ed Sheeran gig. She told MPs of group members who had been left physically sick with worry or struggling to make ends meet after buying tickets through Viagogo. ...
Call for 'decently paid' maternity leave image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 12:18:17 AM
New broom image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 12:07:35 AM
....7bn, according to motorsport analysts Formula Money. Yet teams towards the back of the grid often struggle to make ends meet. ...
Labour must learn to win if it wants to shape the UK's economic future image
.... They see the sense of the state investing in the sectors that make up the fourth industrial revolution if the private sector proves incapable or unwilling to do so. The public can see the blatant unfairness of those who rely on disability benefits to make ends meet paying the price for the follies of the financiers. ...
Greek activists target sales of homes seized over bad debts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 11th of March 2017 08:00:29 AM
....“There is not a Greek who does not owe to the banks, social security funds or tax office,” says Evangelia Haralambus, a lawyer representing several debtors. “Do you know what it is like to wake up every morning knowing that you can’t make ends meet, that you might lose your home? It makes you sick. ...
Rents are 'out of step' with incomes, housing body warns image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 12:01:21 AM
....The chief executive of Rics, Sean Tompkins, said: “The housing market is falling increasingly out of step with the majority of household incomes. In the current climate, it can be hard enough for young professionals to make ends meet. ...
Viagogo accused of trying to manipulate online reviews image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 06:30:20 AM
.... The Facebook group has secured nearly £40,000 in refunds but says at least £27,000 more is outstanding. Members of the group have told the Guardian that they struggled to make ends meet and suffered considerable stress. ...
Barclays' profits almost triple but chairman says many challenges await image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 09:10:57 AM
....The Robin Hood Tax Campaign, which campaigns for a tax on banks to tackle poverty and climate change, said: “Barclays boasts of trebling profits and making hundreds of their employees millionaires but nothing has improved for most ordinary people since the banking crash. The harsh reality for millions is the daily struggle to make ends meet. ...
Inflation could push 4m more Britons below poverty line, study finds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of February 2017 12:01:18 AM
....Matt Padley, research fellow at Loughborough’s social policy research centre, and one of the report’s authors, said: “Unfortunately the conditions to the end of the decade still look unfavourable for these groups. With forecasts of rising inflation, slowing wage growth combined with cuts to tax credits, the outlook is set to be highly challenging for families whose low incomes mean they are, at best, only just managing to make ends meet. ...
Viagogo accused of sitting on refunds after overcharging for tickets image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of February 2017 06:31:34 PM
....Dozens of people who bought tickets for gigs by artists including Ed Sheeran through Viagogo claim the website is withholding thousands of pounds in refunds, after a “glitch” saw them overcharged. Angry fans said Viagogo is ignoring complaints, leaving them out of pocket for weeks and fearing they will be unable to make ends meet this month. ...
What level does inflation have to reach to erode savings and pensions? image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of February 2017 01:15:00 PM
....  . “Any amount of inflation at this point is quite difficult for a lot of households across the country who are already struggling to make ends meet, and are resorting to debt in a lot of cases. ...
'There's a danger of a generation who can't afford to retire' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 23rd of January 2017 08:05:59 AM
UK inflation hits two-year high of 1.6% image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 17th of January 2017 10:13:33 AM
....The Joseph Rowntree Foundation said lower-income families would suffer more. “One big driver of the increase is the rising cost of the weekly shop, which will have a bigger impact on people who are struggling to make ends meet,” said Helen Barnard, head of analysis at the charity. ...
E-made it image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 12th of January 2017 12:37:18 AM
BHS workers swamp Charles Dickens charity with help requests image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 27th of December 2016 05:53:33 PM
....The failure of the department store chain earlier this year, which triggered 11,000 job losses, has led to a record number of applications to the Fashion and Textile Children’s Trust for help. The charity assists children whose parents work in the retail sector but are struggling to make ends meet. ...
BA crew Christmas strikes suspended image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of December 2016 09:33:03 PM
....The union had said earnings for Mixed Fleet staff were advertised between £21,000 and £25,000 but, in reality, started at just over £12,000 plus £3 an hour flying pay. Unite had earlier said that half of Mixed Fleet staff had taken second jobs to make ends meet. ...
Dhaka's Dickensian workhouses should shame us all image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 18th of December 2016 04:00:03 PM
....Children are driven into work by necessity. Poor families send their sons and daughters out to work to make ends meet: the survey found that the wages earned by children equalise the average incomes of households with and without working children. ...
British Airways crew vote for Heathrow strike image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of December 2016 02:34:14 PM
...." . According to a recent Unite survey, half of Mixed Fleet staff have taken on second jobs to make ends meet, and more than two-thirds were going to work "unfit to fly" because they could not afford to be off sick. ...
Amazon accused of 'intolerable conditions' at Scottish warehouse image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 11th of December 2016 04:08:20 PM
....”. Rennie said the firm should be “ashamed that they pay their workers so little that they have to camp out in the dead of winter to make ends meet”. ...
US economy adds 178,000 new jobs making Fed rate hike likely image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 2nd of December 2016 06:55:25 PM
....The prospect of higher inflation has also raised fears for living standards being squeezed further if wage growth does not keep pace with costs. Many workers still report they cannot make ends meet even with multiple jobs. ...
More than 7m Britons now in precarious employment image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of November 2016 01:48:33 PM
....2 million workers now in precarious employment might disagree that is always the case. Norma, a mother of three from Rotherham, has been juggling three self-employed jobs to try to make ends meet. ...
British Airways cabin crew to vote for possible industrial action image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 11th of November 2016 04:21:44 PM
....Unite, the union representing the crew, says the average pay including allowances is just £16,000 a year, a figure disputed by BA, which says crew would normally make at least £21,000 a year with bonuses, from a basic salary of £12,000 a year. The union claims the low pay has seen crew sleeping in their cars between shifts and working in different jobs on their days off to make ends meet. ...
Cinemas, pubs and winter clothes boost consumer spending image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of November 2016 06:01:06 AM
....“The backdrop of ‘hard Brexit’ headlines, the weakening pound and high profile issues such as ‘Marmite-gate’ mean consumers are starting to worry about the impact of inflation on their everyday lives,” said Barclaycard managing director Paul Lockstone. “As we approach Christmas, an expensive time in many households, many consumers are telling us they plan to rein in their spending to ensure they are able to make ends meet. ...
Higher inflation and rising debt threaten millions in UK image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 5th of November 2016 09:01:32 PM
.... The chancellor has already signalled that he will ease the pace of austerity set in motion by his predecessor, George Osborne. Frances O’Grady, general secretary of the TUC, said: “Our research found that the last wage squeeze left more families struggling to make ends meet without turning to borrowing, with over 3 million households facing problem debt. ...
Pay-to-stay uncertainty leaves tenants too little time, says council image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 4th of November 2016 07:00:11 AM
....Philip Glanville, mayor of Hackney, said: “Not only is this tenant tax a damaging policy that will penalise low-paid working families, it is at risk of becoming a shambles as ministers rush to bring in these changes without any idea of how the system will work. “That could leave council tenants already struggling to make ends meet facing a bureaucratic nightmare, and the threat of huge increases in their rent with just a few weeks’ notice. ...
Warning for credit-addicted families as bankrupcties rise image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 28th of October 2016 04:19:00 PM
....Personal loans to consumers and overdraft borrowing was last month more than double the £118m seen in September 2015. Jane Tully, director of external affairs of the Money Advice Trust, the charity that runs National Debtline, said: "Our concern remains for the minority of households that are struggling financially or are relying on credit to make ends meet. ...
Court-free clickable bankruptcy 'removes stigma' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 28th of October 2016 11:50:47 AM
....In the year to the end of September, one in 515 adults in England and Wales became insolvent. Jane Tully, from the Money Advice Trust, the charity that runs National Debtline, said: "Given the economic uncertainty in the current climate, rising prices and the long-term trend of an increase in consumer credit, our concern remains for the minority of households that are struggling financially or are relying on credit to make ends meet. ...
Heathrow accused by cleaners over living wage deal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of October 2016 02:55:40 PM
...."Our wages of £7. 20 an hour are not enough in order to make ends meet in London. ...
Driving change image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of October 2016 09:53:19 AM
.... Perhaps I would be in the village doing small jobs on the farm," she says. "I would just about make ends meet. ...
National living wage 'failing to provide basic needs for lowest paid' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of September 2016 09:00:31 PM
....20 an hour national living wage (NLW) for the over 25s, introduced in April, was failing to provide the basic needs of low-paid households. The commission said the fall in take-home pay across the country after the 2008 banking collapse, and slow wages growth in the past eight years, had left millions of workers struggling to make ends meet. ...
UK one of the most unequal countries, says Oxfam image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 12th of September 2016 11:03:37 PM
...."That means closing wage gaps, incentivising investment in companies' staff and making sure they pay their fair share of taxes," Ms Orr said. A Downing Street spokesperson said the government had made changes such as bringing in the National Living Wage and reforming the welfare system, but admitted that more needed to be done to help both the poorest in the UK as well as families struggling to make ends meet. ...
Shy billionaire image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 9th of September 2016 06:57:46 PM
....The son of a railway worker, he was born in 1936, just before the outbreak of Spain's civil war. The family struggled to make ends meet, which made a lasting impression on him as a boy. ...
The ultra-Orthodox Jews combining tech and the Torah image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 8th of September 2016 11:14:54 PM
.... . But while the cost of living has risen in recent years, child benefit has been cut - bad news for Haredi families, which often have eight-to-10 children and rely on benefits to make ends meet. ...

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