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Brown, S., Taylor, K. and Price, S.W. (2005) ‘Debt and distress: evaluating the psychological cost of credit’, Journal of Economic Psychology, vol. 26, pp. 642–3.

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Communities and Local Government (2010) ‘Repossessions hit two-year low’ [online] newsstories/ housing/ 1714361 (Accessed 8 March 2011).

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Hellebrandt, T. and Young, G. (2008) ‘The financial position of British households: evidence from the 2008 NMG Research survey’, Bank of England Quarterly Bulletin, Quarter 4, pp. 384–2.

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Kempson, E., McKay, S. and Willitts, M. (2004) ‘Characteristics of families in debt and the nature of indebtedness’, Research Report No. 211, London, Department for Work and Pensions.

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Office for National Statistics (ONS) (2009) ‘Household wealth in GB £9 trillion in 2006/08’, News Release, 10 December 2009, p. 1. [online] pdfdir/ wealth1209.pdf (Accessed 8 March 2011).

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Social Justice Policy Group (2007) ‘Breakthrough Britain: ending the costs of social breakdown’, Volume 5: serious personal debt, p. 13 [online], client/ downloads/ debt.pdf (Accessed 2 November 2010).

The Guardian (2004) ‘Landmark ruling as judge erases couple’s debt’, 28 October [online], creditanddebt/ debt/ story/ 0,1456,1338330,00.html (Accessed 21 December 2005).

The Guardian (2005) ‘Court cancels debt that grew from £6,000 to £380,000’, 28 July [online], creditanddebt/ story/ 0,1456,1537662,00.html (Accessed 21 December 2005).

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