UK survey: financial struggles leading to payday in the United Kingdom 2018

This statistic shows financial hurdles that households in the United Kingdom (UK) encounter while waiting for the payday as of December 2018. of respondents surveyed, 50 percent of households struggled with the cost of food leading up to pay day. Energy costs and fuel or transport costs where the next two costs of most concern leading up to payday with 37 and 31 percent respectively.
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Leading up to payday, I struggle as a result of...?*
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Cost of food50%
Energy costs37%
Fuel or transport costs31%
Credit card payments28%
Going out, non essentials**21%
Wage freezes13%
Mortgage payments10%
Cuts to welfare benefits10%
Debt management plan9%
Childcare costs7%
"Payday" short-term loan repayments5%
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