75,000 children in the North East 'hit by family debt crisis'

Around 75,000 children in the North East have been hit by a family debt crisis, according to figures released today.

The Children's Society and the StepChange Debt Charity found 45,000 families in the region - 14% of the total - are failing to keep up with household bills and loan repayments.

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45,000 families in the North East 'hit by problem debt'

Tens of thousands of children in the North East have been hit by a family debt crisis, according to figures released today.

Tens of thousands of children in the North East are hit by a family debt crisis, the charities claim. Credit: PA Wire

The Children's Society and the StepChange Debt Charity found 45,000 families in the region - 14% of the total - are failing to keep up with household bills and loan repayments.

This would mean an estimated 75,000 children in the North East are growing up in families troubled by problem debt.

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