The second half of next year will be the worst time for UK family budgets, it has been predicted.
Martin Bamford of chartered financial planners Informed Choice pinpointed this period on the basis that this is when higher taxes, peak levels of unemployment and increased interest rates will all hit consumers.
He stated that those with debt management issues should look to budget carefully to help manage, as well as paying off some of what they owe.
“In the short-term, they should do what they can to pay off expensive unsecured debts, such as
Those looking to do this may be able to achieve such an aim by taking out a cheaper
Asda supermarket group’s Income Tracker produced figures this week suggesting that the average family budget is now £8 more than a year ago.
However, this growth has been eroding recently, it noted, with higher motoring costs being the main cause.