ONE Barnsley family has ended up taking out 16 payday loans – with monthly repayments of £2,200, it has emerged.

The family went to Barnsley Citizen's Advice Bureau in desperate need of help as they were being asked to pay back £800-a-month more than their total income.

Pat Heath, chief executive of Barnsley CAB, said: "We usually get people coming after Christmas when they are starting to count the cost of what's gone on their plastic. But we are seeing an increase now in people coming to us for help with pay-day loans."

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