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  1. Please have a read of the attachment as it provides information for homelessness from the start of the year till the end of March. 1st quarter. It is now once again on the increase... " If faced with the loss of their home, any household can apply to their local authority for acceptance for housing assistance. A household is considered homeless if they no longer have a legal right to occupy their accommodation or if it would no longer be reasonable to continue to live there, for example, if living there would lead to violence against them."
  2. Beleaguered energy customers face a £215 bill for the installation of smart meters that will only save them around 3 per cent on their average annual bill by 2030, according to the public spending watchdog. The Commons public accounts select committee estimated the smart meter rollout will cost £10.6 billion for the actual meters, with households forking out up to £11 running costs a year, plus the £215 cost of installing the meter. According to the committee, consumers will save just 2 per cent on an average annual bill of £1,328 until 2020, rising to £43 a year, or
  3. New analysis shows alarming numbers of debt-laden households vulnerable to minor rate rises - even in a positive scenario of rising incomes The number of households spending more than half their income servicing debts - which stood at 870,000 before the crisis in 2007 - could exceed one million in coming years if the Bank Rate climbs just 2.4 percentage points to 2.9pc, new research has warned. If such large numbers were drawn into “debt peril” the consequences would be “profound for borrowers, the financial sector and the ability of consumers to contribute to economic recovery,” the rep
  4. Latest data from Which? reveals the extent to which UK families are struggling to pay for essentials such as food. The group’s April consumer tracker survey shows one in five households (five million) using credit or savings to fill the fridge, as people find they are unable to manage on their monthly incomes. This group is largely made up of low-income families, with four in 10 of these households headed by people aged 30 to 49 years, the majority with children, and an income of £21,000 or less per year. Of those who are using credit or savings to pay for food, the tracker also reve
  5. One in five households are now in debt to their energy supplier, according to comparison website uSwitch Soaring energy costs and an exceptionally cold winter have squeezed family finances to the extent that 20% of households are now in debt to their energy supplier, according to comparison website uSwitch. USwitch said that if the figures from its survey were extrapolated across the UK, it would mean a total of 5 million households were behind with their bills, compared with 4 million a year ago, when 14% said they owed money. The collective debt adds up to £637m – £159m more than a year
  6. This equates to almost half of the daily total mail deliveries http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2232540/An-avalanche-junk-mail-Nearly-half-daily-postbag-direct-marketing--Royal-Mail-wants-more.html
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