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    Five levels of financial difficulty

  • Cutting back only

    8%
    2
  • In November 2019

    8%

    are cutting back

    2
    higher than November 2018
  • Using savings to cover spending & cutting back

    4%
    -1
  • In November 2019

    4%

    are using savings to cover spending & cutting back

    -1
    lower than November 2018
  • Borrowing from friends/family, using credit or authorised overdrafts & cutting back

    8%
    1
  • In November 2019

    8%

    are borrowing from friends/family, using credit or authorised overdrafts & cutting back

    1
    higher than November 2018
  • Using unauthorised overdrafts or payday loans

    3%
    0
  • In November 2019

    3%

    are using unauthorised overdrafts or payday loans

    0
    lower than November 2018
  • Defaulted on loan, bill, or housing costs

    6%
    0
  • In November 2019

    6%

    have defaulted on a loan, bill, or housing costs

    0
    higher than November 2018

    Our squeezometer groups UK adults according to the financial difficulty they had in the past month. Respondents are grouped on the most severe difficulty they said they'd faced.

* Data are collected via online poll for approximately 2,000 respondents each wave. Results are weighted to be nationally representative.

Overall financial difficulty

28%

Feeling the squeeze

The percentage of households who are either cutting back their spending on essential items or have used an unauthorised overdraft, payday loan, or defaulted on a loan or housing costs in November 2019

2%
Compared to November 2018