Posted September 20, 2023
The charity behind National Debtline responds to the latest inflation figures.
The Office for National Statistics has today published its latest Consumer Prices Index, which shows the rate of inflation fell slightly to 6.7 percent in the 12 months to August 2023, down from 6.8 percent in July.
Responding to these latest figures, the charity behind National Debtline is calling for more action to improve access to safe routes out of debt for households who have already fallen behind on their bills due to high costs.
David Cheadle, acting chief executive at the Money Advice Trust, the charity that runs National Debtline said:
“These latest inflation figures show that the pain is far from over for households bearing the brunt of this extended period of high costs.
“Our advisers at National Debtline are hearing first-hand from people whose incomes have been unable to keep up with the cost of essentials, such as energy, rent and food.
“Urgent government action is needed to support people who fall behind and ensure they have access to safe and affordable routes out of debt.
“I would urge anyone who is worried about their finances to contact National Debtline for free, expert advice.”
National Debtline provides free, independent advice. Contact us on 0808 808 4000 or via www.nationaldebtline.org.