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  • 13% of Britons have lied about the salary they earn
  • 13% of Britons have lied about the salary they earn
    Jud Mackrill (2019) ©

Why do Britons lie about money issues?

Whether it’s asking a mate to pay back cash they borrowed a month ago or divulging the size of one’s pay cheque, many people hate talking about money. Canvas8 spoke to eight Britons to understand what financial matters they find difficult to discuss and why they sometimes blur the truth.

Location United Kingdom

Have you ever lent money to a mate and wondered weeks later why they still hadn’t paid you back? You might have been unsure if they were doing it on purpose or if they’d simply forgotten, but the thought of bringing it up filled you with dread. You’re not alone. On average, Britons are owed £98 in ‘friendly debt’ – money they have loaned to friends or family and haven’t gotten back. [1]

An awkwardness around money matters may be preventing Britons’ from claiming back what they’re owed. Indeed, a survey commissioned by Lloyds found that ...



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