Some may or may not be aware of something called a "crisis loan". These are loans that the Government give to those who find themselves really strapped and up against the wall in the short term. They are usually given out to people in dire emeregency and the amount given is variable.
Below is a graph that shows the number of crisis loans processed for people of working age from Novmebr 1998 to October 2008. The figure were sourced in a document deposited in the House of Commons library in a response to a question by Chris Grayling last week.
That's an impressively steep incline from a pretty static trend there don't you think.?All of sudden there was a sharp increase in the number of people on the brink and in need of short term cash help. Now I'd say that steep incline represents a blatent warning sign that something bad was starting to happen.
Shame no one noticed earlier huh?