Angela is a 45-year old single parent with one daughter, who used to work in the Foreign Office, but has had to leave her job as a result of long-term sickness and disability. Overall, she estimates that she exists on £200 per week, but her rent is £122 per week. “I know where every penny of my money goes,” she says. “Every time I draw money out of the bank, I write it down. I make sure I keep receipts. I usually have maybe £2 or £3 left if I am very careful.”