Walsall 01922 722205 • Birmingham 0121 371 9231 • Bournemouth 01202 355348 • Cannock 01543 401377 • Hereford 01432 291013 • Redditch 01527 531350 Rugeley 01889 529273 • Shrewsbury 01743 491239 • Stafford 01785 318768 • Stoke 01782 580886 • Tamworth 01827 849961 • Wolverhampton 01902 489657 G&K STRIKING NUMBERS – September 2017 Everyday in the UK… • The population of the UK grew by an estimated 1,286 people a day between 2014 and 2015. • On average, a UK household spends £3.40 a day on water, electricity and gas. • 248 people a day are declared insolvent or bankrupt. This is equivalent to one person every 6 minutes 13 seconds. • 46.2 million Plastic card purchase transactions were made every day in May 2017, with a total value of £1.927 billion. • 3,321 Consumer County Court Judgments (CCJs) are issued every day, with an average value of £1,495. • Citizens Advice Bureaux in England and Wales dealt with 3,473 new debt problems every day during the quarter ending April 2017. • 13 properties are repossessed every day, or one every 1 hour 50 minutes. • The number of mortgages with arrears of over 2.5% of the remaining balance fell by 13 a day. • 1,230 people a day reported they had become redundant between April and June. • Net lending to individuals in the UK increased by £155 million a day. • The Government debt shrank by £6.5m a day during July 2017 (£75 per second). • Borrowers would repay £137 a day in interest over a year, based on July 2017 trends. • It costs an average of £30.23 per day to raise a child from birth to the age of 21. • 56 mortgage possession claims and 36 mortgage possession orders are made every day. • 349 landlord possession claims and 274 landlord possession orders are made every day. Personal debt in the UK • People in the UK owed £1.548 trillion at the end of July 2017. This is up from £1.489 trillion at the end of July 2016 an extra £1033.36 per UK adult. • The average total debt per household - including mortgages was £57,349 in July. The revised figure for June was £57,205. • Per adult in the UK that’s an average debt of £30,661 in July - around 116.2% of average earnings. This is slightly up from a revised £30,584 a month earlier. Statistics source: http://www.themoneycharity.org.uk SIGNATURE DINNERS These exclusive Signature Dinners are held bi-monthly. The Dinners have been introduced for the benefit of Local CEOs, Managing Directors, Partners and Senior Managers to get together. They are designed to facilitate networking at a higher level and create and nurture long-standing relationships. Signature dinner dates for 2018 to be advised For further information email: janet.peacock@griffinandking.co.uk Business briefings Places limited! Book early NEXT SEMINAR 7th November 2017 The Village Hotel, Inspiration Suite, Tempus Drive, Tempus Ten, Walsall, WS2 8TJ. 12.30-3:30 pm. Please check for availability. To reserve a place email: janet.peacock@griffinandking.co.uk THE DIGITAL GARAGE FROM GOOGLE Griffin & King is very excited to be partnering up with The Digital Garage from Google - a digital skills training platform to assist you in growing your business, career and confidence, online. Furthermore, a Google digital expert is coming to teach you what is needed to gain a competitive advantage in the ever changing digital landscape, so come prepared to learn and ask questions, too. FREE TO ATTEND - Including finger buffet and refreshments. There will be a brief introduction followed by a 45 minute coaching session on how to achieve greater results; including 15 minutes Q&A. Places will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis, and must be pre-booked by emailing: janet.peacock@griffinandking.co.uk