Many people are struggling with massively increased debts in the pandemic, as they have lost income and had to support their families.
There are now 8.5 million people heavily in debt. That’s 1 in 6 of us.
So far little has been done and the pressure, including on people's mental health, can be unbearable. One person told us that ‘Debt has social, emotional and mental side effects, the like of which are a silent venom.’
This is our chance to make sure the voices of people in debt are heard in parliament. But MPs will only act if they think it is an issue people in their constituency care about.