COST OF LIVING CRISIS

BBC MID-TERM CHARTER REVIEW
June 26, 2022
BBC DIGITAL-FIRST
June 26, 2022

We are currently experiencing a cost of living crisis caused by prices for food, fuel and other essential goods increasing faster than household income. Inflation in the UK began rising sharply in 2021, and in general increases to wages and benefits have not kept up with the rising cost of consumer goods.  In May the Government announced some monetary measures to help and support households and these can be found @  https://bit.ly/3Oy2VNb

 

Whilst these measures offer some help with the rising costs of everyday items, the Money Saving Expert (Martin Lewis) website has produced a ‘Cost Of Living Crisis Survival Guide’ which offers 90 plus ways to save money.  In particular, it details information about Pension Credit which may apply to some of our members.  Nearly one million pensioners miss out on top-up payments which are also the gateway to other benefits.  Why not check your eligibility, you have nothing to lose and maybe much to gain? A link can be found in the Survival Guide which can be accessed here @ https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/family/cost-of-living-survival-kit/

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