Press release: Major new study reveals the complexities of life in debt in the UK

27 November 2013

  • Almost 9m adults in the UK are living with serious debt. But only 1.5m are seeking debt advice
  • Money Advice Service hosts forum with debt sector to agree ways to get advice to more people

In the UK there are 8.8million people living with serious debt problems. Our new study shows only 17% of them are currently accessing advice to help deal with their debt. ‘Indebted Lives: The Complexities of Life in Debt’, brings insights from a survey of over 5,000 UK adults, and provides a much clearer picture of the lives of those struggling with debt. The report sets out eight distinct groups – or segments – of people who are in serious debt.