Devizes Melting Pot

“Protection. Conservation. Restriction. Deep ecology. Give me deep technology any day. They don't scare me. "I'm damned if I'll crawl, my children's children crawl on the earth in some kind a fuckin' harmony with the environment. Yeah, till the next ice age or the next asteroid impact." (Moh Kohn, The Star Fraction)/ "This is the fight between God and the Devil. If His Grace is with God, he must join me, if he is for the Devil he must fight me. There is no third way" King Gustavus Adolphus

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Location: Devizes, Wiltshire, United Kingdom

University graduate, currently working as an Information Assistant for the NHS. Interested in politics, history, sci fi etc.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Money, Money, Money

Numbers seeking debt advice soar
The number of people seeking advice on how to meet their debts has hit record levels, the Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) has warned.

The CAB said 1.7 million people sought debt counselling last year, up 20%. CAB is handling 6,600 debt enquiries a day.

Those with problems paying credit card bills and other unsecured loans accounted for 40% of all enquiries.

But CAB reported a "worrying" rise in the number of people struggling to meet day-to-day outgoings like phone bills.
Amazing, the sheer irresponsibility of loan companies who lend money to people on low incomes.

They don't check a person's credit history or their financial details because it would cost money, they just don't care, they have a target 'lend money' and thats that and every time the government talks about oh I don't know setting down rules and regulations, the loans companies say 'oh but it'll effect the economy, stop it growing' and bingo the government will get cold feet and drop the proposal.

Its a vicious cycle

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