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Cornwall's Debt Crisis is Revealed

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7:28am 9th October 2012

Pirate FM has learnt it could take 30 years for some families in Cornwall to clear their debts.

Citizens Advice in the Duchy says the average family they see will have to pay back 14 and a half thousand pounds.

Nicky and Steve from Redruth racked up their debt on essentials: "School uniform every year to sort of get and there's always something that the kids need. They always want the new toys or the latest things that their friends have got. Generallym, clothes, food, Christmas, birthdays, car; it's hard."

It comes as a report from Unite says south-west homeowners are in more debt than anywhere else in the UK.

The union warns soaring bills and cuts to wages and tax credits are creating an "impossible situation."

Graham Tierney from CAB Cornwall says: "People are in very desperate circumstances. Families with children unable to buy proper food or meet their committments in terms of their priority expenditure so things like rent and mortgage, council tax and fuel are all a struggle to provide."

There is a warning more and more families are turning to foodbanks for help.

Pirate FM understands that across the UK, foodbanks fed more than 100'000 people in 2011, which is more than double the number from the year before.

7:28am 9th October 2012

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