The research found that 44% of people in the poorest households purchase home contents insurance, compared with nearly twice as many (82%) in those with average incomes (£15,000-£30,000). Around a third had motor insurance and only a quarter had purchased life insurance.
When people with low incomes and no insurance have to replace stolen or damaged household goods, around a third of them borrow additional funds, increasing their indebtedness.
The report also found that poorer households
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