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Acknowledging you have a problem is the first step to solving any debt issues. Our beginners' guide offers step-by-step tips to help you get back in the black.

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CCCS Debt Remedy is a registed charity offering free and confidential, online debt counselling. Freephone on 0800 138 1111 or answer questions online for debt solutions tailored to your circumstances.

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New research has found that families are spending an average of £180 on back-to-school supplies for their kids. Does this tally with your experience?

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    14 %
    Yes, that sounds about right to me
    1,002 votes
    20 %
    Yes, but I think school supplies are getting more expensive every year
    1,306 votes
    29 %
    No, the cost of new uniforms, stationery and sports kit takes us well past the £200 mark
    1,911 votes
    37 %
    No, I wouldn’t spend anything like that amount on the little horrors!
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