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B B C: Inflation Busting Fuel Bills To Push Debt Laden Over Edge

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/5219946.stm

Last Updated: Thursday, 27 July 2006, 09:52 GMT 10:52 UK

Debt woe blamed on rising bills

Rising energy and council tax bills are forcing increasing numbers of people into debt, a charity has warned.
The Consumer Credit Counselling Service (CCCS) says its average client is spending £32 a month more on utility and council tax bills than in 2003.
Malcolm Hurlston, chairman of the CCCS, said that for many customers, rising utility and council tax bills could prove
the straw that broke the camel's back.
"For those on the brink of debt problems, any substantial increase in utility bills or council tax can have dire consequences and
push them over the edge,
" he said.

Debt levels are beyond the pale in the UK. MEW will not keep them out of trouble forever.

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The Leftie do-gooders are bleating about those in debt might need help to pay for the extra!! Fook-em! Sell some of that credit fuelled Argos bling.

In the mean time prudent hard working pensioners with next to nothing can look forward to a winter without fuel.

:angry:

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The Leftie do-gooders are bleating about those in debt might need help to pay for the extra!! Fook-em! Sell some of that credit fuelled Argos bling.

In the mean time prudent hard working pensioners with next to nothing can look forward to a winter without fuel.

:angry:

I am wondering what the "Socialistes du Champagne"*will be saying? Let them eat cake or such like. :angry:

*Socialistes Du Croquet

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"Utility companies should consider freezing price increases for people who are on debt management plans."

Why should they? If someone has got themselves into such a mess that they are on dmp's, then why should everyone else pay higher fuel bills to pay for them. Ok I may be persuaded to think along those lines if someone was in trouble through no fault of their own but I think most people (apologies to those who this doesn't apply to) are probably on dmp's because they have just spent more than they earn. Personally I am fed up of people who just do what the hell they want to and expect everyone to pick up the mess for them.

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I don’t recall learning anything at school about dept management but I do recall a maths lesson where we did addition and subtraction. It put me in good stead to add up my incomings and subtract all my outgoings. Maybe they teach it the other way round nowadays. :P

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I don't buy the ‘I've been made redundant brigade and I've loads on CC, a mortgage etc.’ To which I'd say learn how to budget and one would expect you should had been putting money aside for a rainy day for such an event as redundancy (one could also argue) Companies don’t just go under, the workers usually know many months before hand if their Company is in trouble. <_<

aye but it is amazingly prevalent - the attitude that everything will work out ok and you'll never be long without a job - certainly among the under 35s.

Which is just lovely, but those of us who have studied history know that periods of seeming economic nirvana tend to be somewhat illusory.

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aye but it is amazingly prevalent - the attitude that everything will work out ok and you'll never be long without a job - certainly among the under 35s.

Could that be down to the fact that the last big crash/recession was around 15 years ago which would mean most under 35s would have been under 20 and most likely still at school. With the exception of the tech bubble burst they may look at it as house prices have always been rising, the economy has always been getting better so it will always be like that?

Hopefully I am an exception to that rule, under 30 but still aware that everything could bomb and it may be because of something that we don't expect. Like a war in the middle east for example?! :unsure:

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Inflation is out of control. I've just got back from a few days in Devon where I was charged £20 to pitch a tent! Exactly a year ago the same place offering the same facilities was half the price. That's a 100% mark up. I scouted round for an alternative site but the only places offering a pitch that was cheaper had no showers or hot water. Petrol is now over a £1 a litre in most garages that I stop at. Gas bills are about to jump another 10%. I can no longer buy a loaf of bread for under £1.

The only things that are cheap are sh1tty throwaway electrical goods and comfort fit jeans from Matalan.

This country is rapidly heading down the p1sser.

:huh:

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