Nine in ten Brits in some form of debt

Around nine in ten UK adults are currently in some sort of debt, a new survey from think-tank Demos reveals.

According to, unexpected costs and expensive one-off purchases are the top reason why so many Brits find themselves borrowing money. However, nearly a quarter of adults have been forced into debt because they can't afford to pay their utility bills or buy food or clothing.

The total amount of household debt in the UK is