In our YouGov survey, respondents were asked how comfortable they would feel discussing various money issues with people in their lives. If they didn’t have these people or money issues in their lives, they were asked to imagine if they did.

Well over half of us (61%) say we wouldn't feel comfortable talking to our children about any type of debt - from unpaid bills to a pay increase we wanted at work.

Almost a third (31%) of those with children in their household believe talking about money issues is an important thing to do, and over a fifth (21%) find it helpful to do so.

But one in ten say they don't know how to tackle difficult conversations about their money issues