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How to get back to black - as the nation's debt balloons

Alarming new figures suggest personal debt in the UK is spiralling out of control - particularly among the under-35s who have almost doubled their debt levels in the 12 months since we last ran these figures. Read More

Les Roberts, 30 January 2015

 
 

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  • How to get back to black - as the nation's debt balloons

    Alarming new figures suggest personal debt in the UK is spiralling out of control - particularly among the under-35s who have almost doubled their debt levels in the 12 m... Read more

    Les Roberts - Senior writer

    Updated: 30 January 2015

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    Mark Hooson - Senior Writer

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