Charities report huge demand on their service as people struggle to pay the bills.

The charity Christians Against Poverty has reported a huge increase in the number of people coming through its doors for help. The charity specialises in helping people work out payment plans so they can pay off debts in a manageable way. Jill Wheatley says Council tax arrears are a big issue.

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Councils racking up huge council tax arreas

An investigation by ITV Tyne Tees has revealed how councils are racking up huge amounts of council tax arrears as more people struggle to pay the bills.