As you may know, I work for the CCCS (the Consumer Credit Counselling Service).
Today the CCCS (the Consumer Credit Counselling Service) are posting hourly updates of the number of calls they receive, and the total debt reported, as it happens. The numbers are <i>staggering</i>. Remember, this is just <i>one</i> day.
Current status:<blockquote>9:10am: The first figures are through, with 71 calls from people with money worries, discussing £2,836,939 debt. This equates to around £40,000 debt reported in each call.</a>