More than eight million people across the UK are living with problem debts, according to the Money Advice Service (MAS).
Some 8.3 million people across the UK are estimated to be living in the red, the report from the MAS and CACI found.
In some parts of the UK, more than one in five adults are over-indebted, according to the research.
Newham and Tower Hamlets in London were identified as particular debt hotspots along with Nottingham, Manchester and Blaenau Gwent in Wales.
At the other end of the spectrum, the south-east of England dominated the list of areas where people were least likely to be burdened with debt.
10 most indebted parts of the UK
The MAS used modelling by CACI to estimate levels of over-indebtedness ac…
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