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The Cornish Children Living In Debt

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Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 4:15pm 12th August 2014

Almost one in four children in parts of Cornwall is living in families struggling with debt.

In fact, if you add up everything owed in the Duchy, the total now comes to more than 50 million pounds.

A new report from the Children's Society says a lot of it is down to rocketing bills and loans.

Spokesman Sam Royson said: "There are two really big causes of problem debt. One is additional costs - things like a new child coming into the family can be a very sudden additional cost but also, reductions in household income; job loss in a household can be a big trigger.

"Not only does it, in some cases, cause families to cut back on basic essentials like food, clothing, even heating the home, it has a real impact on children's lives outside of that as well; their emotional wellbeing and the relationships they form with their family."

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