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Citizens Advice Living On Empty Report

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1520: tabled on 20 July 2023

Tabled in the 2022-23 session.

This motion has been signed by 15 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House expresses concern at research published by Citizens Advice in its Living on Empty report, which indicates that more than half the people whom Citizens Advice helps with debt cannot cover the basic cost of living, even after receiving expert advice; notes that the report outlines that essential costs have outpaced the income of people who are helped through Citizens Advice debt advice service; further notes that the annual income that the people Citizens advice help with debt advice need to avoid a negative budget has more than doubled since 2019 from around £7,000 to more than £15,000; is concerned that the number of people across the country whose monthly income isn’t enough to pay for their essentials has more than doubled in the last two years, from one in 20 to one in 10 UK households; and commends Citizens Advice for the lifeline service that it provides to people across the country as it is faced with increasing demands for its service.

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