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Bankruptcies at record high

Personal bankruptcies have hit record levels, according to Department of Trade and Industry figures, In the three months to June, 15,394 individuals declared bankruptcy, an increase of 12 per cent on the previous three months and up by 37 per cent on the same period last year.

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B&B will no longer work with claims firms

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