Daily uk news Want to live an 'average' lifestyle in the UK? You'll need to earn £42,000 a year to support a family - nearly £14,000 more than the typical employee's pay packet - or both need to work PremierLeague-News.Com
PremierLeague-News.Com - Typical annual outgoings are £30,571, with the average British family - consisting of 2.4 people - saving around £2,160.
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. The ONS data was analysed by bankruptcy specialists IVA Advice and seen by The Express. It comes amid a rise in the number of people seeking financial help during Covid, with the Salvation Army's debt advice centres seeing requests for help increase by 28% last year.A quarter of all people given debt support needed help negotiating with creditors, councils and landlords to pay for basic bills including utilities, council tax and rent. ONS data showing the average salary for different occupations in the UK, according to the latest figures from 2020 Lorraine Cook, Financial Inclusion Development Manager, said: 'The Government took swift action to cushion the country from the economic fall out of the pandemic. This action safeguarded the livelihoods of millions of people. 'Schemes like the Universal Credit uplift and furlough were lifelines, but for many it wasn't enough to prevent a slide into debt.'It's not just people who have lost jobs, nearly a fifth of those who got in touch with us last year cited low income as the main source of their debt, reflecting the rise of in-work poverty which now affects one in eight families in the UK.' One debt adviser operating in Devon and Cornwall, called Nadine, recalled one particular case that stuck with her. 'A man in his 60s came to us having been made redundant after 40 years in employment and he was living on the breadline,' she said. 'He couldn't afford food, wasn't able to pay for basic bills and was facing the prospect of living in his car as he was unable to pay for rent.'Thankfully we were able to intervene. We gave him a food parcel, ensured he had an energy supply and advised him on how to apply for Universal Credit and other benefits.'
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