0 Have your say MORE and more people are suffering serious financial hardship due to this Government’s austerity policies. Almost a decade of cuts to tax credits, housing and disability benefits have combined with insecure work, low wages and zero-hours contracts, along with the high cost of credit to bring family finances to breaking point.All added up, UK households now owe an average of more than £15,000 in unsecured lending from credit card firms, banks and other forms of household debt. Cashing in on misery, like a predator hunting its prey: the bailiffs. Unregulated, and making profits on the backs of the most vulnerable.Of course, businesses and government have a right – and often a duty – to seek money that they are owed, especially from those who are simply refusing or making no effort to pay for products and services. But everybody should abide by a code of decency which is too often ignored and rarely enforced on rogue bailiffs. That’s where government needs to act. And urgently.In one terrible case, a young man took his life after two unpaid £65 traffic fines that he incurred soared to debts of more than £1,000 in a matter of months as… Read full this story
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