Average household bill arrears in the United Kingdom (UK) 2018

This statistic shows the average household amount of arrears experienced by those seeking financial help from the debt charity StepChange by bill type in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2018. The graph shows the average amounts experienced from those who have any of the given expenditures. For example the average amount experienced by those who had gone into arrears on their electricity bill was 736 British pounds in 2018.

Average amount in arrears for bills per household in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2018, by arrears type

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Release date

March 2019


United Kingdom

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Special properties

Clients of StepChange**

Supplementary notes

* The source adds the following information: "clients who received a full debt advice session between January and December 2018."

** The average amounts owed for each type of unsecured debt were created using client information collected and analyzed by the debt charity StepChange.

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