One of the first things you noticed in the changing High Street of the last decade was the invasion of loan companies, and pawn brokers and companies like BrightHouse,
Got no money but need a new TV? No problem. BrightHouse will sell you one in instalments… for a huge mark-up
Then there’s the Wonga, QuickQuid, and licenced loan sharks ads all over the telly.
Debt, the cause and the result of this has become a major problem.
But there’s nothing that Universal Credit can’t make worse.
Low-income working families are losing hundreds of pounds each year – and being wrongly denied free healthcare entitlements – because of flaws in the way universal credit is designed, campaigners say.
The Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG ) said arbitrary rules built in…
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