Post-Christmas debts piling up and bills coming in thick and fast
With lowest wages in UK, Fermanagh families will feel pain of rising prices.
THE Fermanagh and Omagh District Council has released projections that reveal it will run at a loss of £3.1million in its first year.
IN SHOCKING FIGURES the Fermanagh Herald can reveal that the total debt accrued in the county last year was a colossal £3.76m.
The news that pay day loan lender Wonga will write off an estimated £220m worth of debt across the UK will have positive repercussions in Fermanagh.
More and more people here are struggling to cope with crippling debt – and with a major restructuring of welfare benefits on the cards, the situation looks likely to get worse.