Dawn questions the Chancellor on Household debt and PrePayment meters

At Treasury Questions on Tuesday March 1st 2016, Dawn asked the government about household debt and Prepay meters.

Dawn Butler: Christians Against Poverty has found that 72% of people on prepayment meters, who are often working, fall behind in their council tax and other bills. What assessment has been made of the impact of this kind of tariff on household debt?

Greg Hands: We monitor household debt on an ongoing basis. If the hon. Lady has specific cases she would like to show me, I am sure we could look at them and pass them on to the Department for Work and Pensions and others. I have to say, however, that overall the employment picture remains extremely strong. We have an employment rate of 74.1%. Since the first quarter of 2010, the UK employment rate has grown more than in any other G7 country.

 

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