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    Five levels of financial distress

  • Cutting back only

    7%
    0
  • In March 2018

    7%

    are cutting back

    0
    higher than March 2017
  • Using savings to cover spending & cutting back

    4%
    1
  • In March 2018

    4%

    are using savings to cover spending & cutting back

    1
    higher than March 2017
  • Borrowing from friends/family, using credit or authorised overdrafts & cutting back

    9%
    2
  • In March 2018

    9%

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

    2
    higher than March 2017
  • Using unauthorised overdrafts or payday loans

    3%
    0
  • In March 2018

    3%

    are using unauthorised overdrafts or payday loans

    0
    higher than March 2017
  • Defaulted on loan, bill, or housing costs

    8%
    2
  • In March 2018

    8%

    have defaulted on a loan, bill, or housing costs

    2
    higher than March 2017

    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 distress

31%

Feeling the squeeze

The percentage of households who are either cutting back their spending on essential items or have used an authorised overdraft, payday loan, or defaulted on a loan or housing costs in March 2018

5%
Compared to March 2017

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