Three in 10 British adults expect to be in debt after Christmas, research has revealed
ComRes also carried out a winter savings poll which showed that 30% of participants were worried about the cost of Christmas this year.
More than two in five (42%) adults said they were concerned about the cost of gas or electricity bills, and a third were worried about the cost of food.
Watchdog presenter Steph McGovern said: “Everyone wants to make the most of the festive period but it can be a real financial strain for some.
“By highlighting ways to save on costs we want to help people enjoy the festive cheer without the debt hangover.”
:: The final episode of Watchdog airs at 8pm on Wednesday on BBC1.