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Forced labour, virtual bailiffs and Cumbrian coal
Coal-miner
Podcast

Forced labour, virtual bailiffs and Cumbrian coal

Are British companies doing enough about modern slavery? How can we regulate digital repossessions? And why are we still opening new coal mines?
22 Jan 2021
What the EU recession means for the bloc’s future
EU coronavirus
In Depth

What the EU recession means for the bloc’s future

Second wave of coronavirus threatens to derail recovery plans
24 Sep 2020
Instant Opinion: dirty money ‘destroys dreams and lives’
Banking
In Depth

Instant Opinion: dirty money ‘destroys dreams and lives’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 21 September
21 Sep 2020
January debt: five tips to help make ends meet
Sterling notes and credit cards
In Depth

January debt: five tips to help make ends meet

How to cope if you’re short on money during long wait for post-Christmas payday
28 Jan 2020
Tories run massive October deficit as election approaches
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 07: Sajid Javid delivers a speech on the Conservative Party's plans for the economy at the Airport Runway Visitor Park at Manchester Airport on November 7, 2019
In Depth

Tories run massive October deficit as election approaches

The overspend can be put down to preparations for no-deal Brexit, but some doubt parties’ campaign pledges are fiscally responsible
22 Nov 2019
What is China doing to boost its slumping economy?
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In Brief

What is China doing to boost its slumping economy?

As growth slides to 30-year low central bank embarks on series of corrective steps
21 Nov 2019
Why seaside areas top the personal debt league
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In Brief

Why seaside areas top the personal debt league

Contraction in coastal industries and lack of universities have hit hard
22 Oct 2019
Quarter of Brits lose sleep over debt
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In Brief

Quarter of Brits lose sleep over debt

New research reveals three-fifths of UK adults are in debt, while half are worried about how Brexit will affect their finances
27 Mar 2019
Could junk debt lead to a new subprime-style meltdown?
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In Brief

Could junk debt lead to a new subprime-style meltdown?

Bank of England sparks concern among central banks after revealing the size of the global risky loan market
21 Jan 2019
What is the average UK household debt?
Household debt
In Brief

What is the average UK household debt?

Austerity and stagnant wages blamed as borrowing hits record high
7 Jan 2019
Barclays introduces first high street ‘spending blocker’
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In Brief

Barclays introduces first high street ‘spending blocker’

New tool will help people who cannot control their spending limit their behaviour
12 Dec 2018
Is Italy’s budget a bigger threat to the EU than Brexit?
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In Brief

Is Italy’s budget a bigger threat to the EU than Brexit?

European Commission takes unprecedented step of blocking high-spending populist budget
24 Oct 2018
What Wonga collapse could mean for customers
A protest against Wonga in London in 2014
In Brief

What Wonga collapse could mean for customers

Will people have to repay their loan if payday lender goes into administration?
29 Aug 2018
Why has Russia dumped most of its US debt?
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In Brief

Why has Russia dumped most of its US debt?

Could China use its role as America’s biggest creditor as leverage in the ongoing trade talks
1 Aug 2018
Universal credit failings leave thousands in debt
A Job Centre in Bristol
In Brief

Universal credit failings leave thousands in debt

‘Complex’ flagship welfare programme forcing people into rent arrears - and food banks
24 Jul 2018
Fitch warns of UK consumer debt bubble
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In Brief

Fitch warns of UK consumer debt bubble

Rating agency says British households are borrowing more than they are saving for first time since the 1980s
9 May 2018
Credit card debt growing at fastest rate since recession
Credit cards are increasingly used to pay for smaller purchases
In Brief

Credit card debt growing at fastest rate since recession

New FCA rules aimed at helping people in persistent debt come into force in September
27 Mar 2018
Has Philip Hammond just signalled the end of austerity?
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In Brief

Has Philip Hammond just signalled the end of austerity?

Chancellor says he could loosen public purse strings in autumn but warns of continued high debt
12 Mar 2018
Banks ordered to help people pay off credit card loans
Credit card debt has spiralled in recent years
In Brief

Banks ordered to help people pay off credit card loans

New rules from Financial Conduct Authority tackle growing personal debt crisis
28 Feb 2018
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