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Rise in CCJs heightens calls for Covid debt relief

Rise in CCJs heightens calls for Covid debt relief

The Registry Trust has reported a record increase in county court judgments (CCJs) against struggling borrowers during the final months of 2020, partly reflecting the winding down of some Covid support measures. CCJs had fallen sharply at the start of the pandemic thanks to targeted Government support, but the fourth quarter of the year saw 194,203 new CCJs taken out against individuals in England and Wales who fell behind on debts. Meanwhile, analysis by uSwitch shows that, for the average household, rent and council tax have risen more than any other household expenditure over the past fifty years.

Read more: The Daily Telegraph


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