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UK Debt Statistics

UK Debt Statistics

The July debt statistics from Credit Action were released. From the statistics we can see the following;

  • 331 people every day of the year will be declared insolvent or bankrupt. This is equivalent to 1 person every 60 seconds during a working day.
  • 1,577 Consumer County Court Judgements (CCJs) were issued every day during Q1 2011 and the average judgement amount was £3,118.
  • Citizen Advice Bureaux dealt with 9,072 new debt problems every working day in England and Wales during the year ending March 2011.
  • The average cost of raising a child from birth to the age of 21 is £27.50 a day
  • 100 properties were repossessed every day during Q1 2011
  • 126 new people became unemployed for more than 12 months every dayduring the 12 months to end April 2011
  • 1,271 people reported they had become redundant every day during 3 months to end April 2011
  • £334,000,000 is the amount that the Government Public Sector Net Debt (PSDN), including financial interventions, will grow today (equivalent to £3,865 per second).
  • £149,590,000 is the interest the Government has to pay each day on the UKs net debt of £2299.8bn (which includes financial interventions). This is estimated to rise to £182m a day in 2015-16.
  • 220 mortgage possession claims will be issued and 160 mortgage possession orders will be made today
  • 382 landlord possession claims will be issued and 265 landlord possession orders will be made today.
  • The UK population is projected to grow by 1,205 people a day over the next decade
  • 24.1m plastic card purchase transactions will be made today with a total value of £1.156bn.
  • 7.7m cash withdrawals will be made today with a total value of £528m
  • The average car will cost £16.08 to run today
  • It costs £68.05 on average to fill a car with a 50 litre tank with unleaded petrol.


Debt Support Trust is a registered debt advice charity (SC041902) providing debt advice on a range of debt solutions including;

Benefits Advice

General Debt Advice

Individual Voluntary Agreement (IVA)

Protected Trust Deed (Scotland)




Debt Management Plan

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