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Young people are 'burdened with stifling levels of debt'

Citizens Advice is helping an increasing number of 17 - 24 year-olds

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Debt tips for young people from Citizens Advice

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  • Work out a basic budget, including rent, gas, electricity, travel and food
  • Prioritise the most important bills. The consequences for not paying some debts, like rent or council tax, can be much more serious than for others, so paying these first is important. Once you have done that, you can look at your budget and work out how much can go towards other debts
  • Make the most of the offers available to young people. Under 25s can often get discounts on travel and you may not have to pay council tax if you are in full-time education or on an apprenticeship. Check citizensadvice.org.uk for more information

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