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# 28 December 2013 22:29 (UTC +04:00)

Baku-APA. A new research has revealed that more than eighteen million people in Britain feel stressed about their finances every day, APA reports quoting Press TV.

According to the study carried out by price comparison website MoneySupermarket.com with a sampling of 2,005 British adults, financial woes are of greater concern to Britons than worries about health, or even job security.

Fifty-two percent of the respondents said they frequently or occasionally worry about the state of their finances, with women worrying more than men.

The poll also found that 19% of British adults view their current financial situation as the main cause of stress, while 17% worry most about their future financial situation.

Only 13% of those surveyed said they are most stressed out by their health, and 11% said they are concerned about their jobs.

Moreover, nearly 75 percent of the respondents stated that they believe their money stress will get worse in 2014.

"Anxiety about money is on the rise for many adults. We've experienced a difficult economic climate in 2013, with the cost of living rising, interest rates remaining low, rents remaining high, and wages remaining the same,” Clare Francis, the editor-in-chief at MoneySupermarket.com, said.

She added, "Unfortunately, I expect that the New Year will be just as tough."

Official figures show Britain’s current account deficit with the rest of the world in the third quarter of 2013 has increased to its highest level since 1989.

According to figures released by Britain’s Office for National Statistics (ONS) on December 20, the UK account deficit with the rest of the world increased from £6.2 billion in the second quarter of 2013 to £20.7 billion in the third quarter, equivalent to 5.1 percent of its gross domestic product (GDP).

The figure shows that the country’s account gap has hit its highest level in the past 24 years.

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