Share this page: 

Priority debt rising to dangerous levels

New data from CAP’s Client report, released in June, revealed that since 2007 there has been a reduction in the aggregate sum of secondary debt. Whilst this can be seen as a positive, the implications are alarming because the level of priority debt has more than tripled in the same time period.

In 2006 priority debt levels sat at 9% of average debt for a CAP client, yet by 2016 priority debt amounted to 32% of total indebtedness. The implication of rising priority debt is bleak, with more serious consequences for those who don’t pay, tighter budgets and lower standards of living.

Action needs to be taken in order to tackle some of the issues already arising due to the increase of priority debts. Yet, it’s not a problem for just one body or sector, it is a problem for all of us. We must work together to achieve the right outcomes, which benefit the most in need in society.

If you want to work with CAP, get in touch by emailing externalaffairs@capuk.org

back

Latest news and blogs

My life changing year as a Lead intern

Who better to tell you how incredible CAP's internship programme is than one very happy current intern?
Blog | Thursday, 15 February 2018

CAP goes flat out with pancake flip mob in centre of Bradford

The Shrove Tuesday event aimed to highlight the important work of CAP.
News | Wednesday, 14 February 2018

40 ways to pay it forward this Lent

Don't give something up - give something back.
Blog | Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Sign up for our weekly supporter emails

Christians Against Poverty will ensure your personal details are held securely to enable us to contact you moving forwards in line with our privacy policy. We will never share them with anyone else.
If you'd like to change your consent options in the future, please just contact us.

It looks like it's the first time you've visited the CAP website.
The cookie settings are set to 'allow all' to give you the best experience and help us maintain the site. If you continue without changing these settings, you consent to this.