Money worries and debt fears are now the biggest issue for most Brits, overtaking terrorism and immigration as the most serious issues facing our country. This fear has rise by 21% from last year, according to research carried out by Axa.

Over half of the population (53%) believe that financial problems are the biggest cause in the UK today. Overall it seems that debt concerns are hitting Scotland the most, with 60% believing that this issue is a major problem.

AXA spokesman Steve Folkard said: “Money worries have a big impact on personal and professional relationships and in extreme cases they could even result in divorce and slower career progression, as people take out these frustrations on those around them.”