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    Five levels of financial distress

  • Cutting back only

    7%
    0
  • In September 2017

    7%

    are cutting back

    0
    higher than September 2016
  • Using savings to cover spending & cutting back

    4%
    -1
  • In September 2017

    4%

    are using savings to cover spending & cutting back

    -1
    lower than September 2016
  • Borrowing from friends/family, using credit or authorised overdrafts & cutting back

    7%
    -1
  • In September 2017

    7%

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

    -1
    lower than September 2016
  • Using unauthorised overdrafts or payday loans

    3%
    0
  • In September 2017

    3%

    are using unauthorised overdrafts or payday loans

    0
    lower than September 2016
  • Defaulted on loan, bill, or housing costs

    8%
    1
  • In September 2017

    8%

    have defaulted on a loan, bill, or housing costs

    1
    higher than September 2016

    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

29%

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 September 2017

-1%
Compared to September 2016

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