Friday, June 27, 2008
Yay – something we actually excel at … debt
British households are now more indebted than those of any other major country in recorded history, it has emerged. Families in the UK now owe a record 173pc of their incomes in debts, official figures have shown. The ratio of debt to income is higher than any other country in the Group of Seven leading industrialised economies, and is sharply higher than the 129pc of incomes it was five years ago.