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Cost of Living Crisis
Total 33 Posts

The rise in inflation in the UK, in addition to the economic impact of global issues including the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine and COVID-19 pandemic have meant that the UK's cost of living is the most affected of advanced economies.

Alarming decline in children’s health and well-being predated pandemic, research reveals

4 min read
Research indicates a significant decline in the health and well-being of primary school children from 2014 to 2022, exacerbated by events like Brexit and the pandemic.

Fuel poverty: As government support dries up, communities are taking action

5 min read
Over two million people face winter energy cutoffs due to affordability issues. Vulnerable groups, including lone parents and renters, struggle most. As current government support falls short, community-led initiatives prove more effective in addressing fuel poverty.

A single person on universal credit now receives 20% less than what it costs just to eat and keep warm

4 min read
The UK benefits system does not systematically cater for the basic household needs of healthy eating and domestic energy.

Six books (and one play) to read to understand British politics today

10 min read
With a general election on the horizon, it’s the perfect time to curl up with one of these expert political book recommendations.

Suella Braverman: How much of a threat is sacked home secretary from the backbenches?

5 min read
Rishi Sunak’s removal of Home Secretary Suella Braverman, known for appealing to the cultural right, and the appointment of former PM David Cameron as foreign secretary reveals his struggle to balance diverse factions within the Conservative Party.

The cost of living crisis can’t wait for the next election: Three key issues the UK government needs to tackle now

5 min read
Governmental support is failing the country’s most vulnerable households. Politicians need to act now.

The UK economy’s COVID bounceback was stronger than we thought – but here’s why people are still feeling financial pain

5 min read
An economist explains why new official figures have eased the gloom surrounding the UK economy, but haven’t fully dispelled all fears.
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