Thursday, November 25, 2021

British Poverty

 One in 10 UK families – about 3m households – are facing a cost of living crisis this winter, unable to cover even basic bills such as food and heating, according to a survey by the consumer charity, Citizens Advice.

One in five of all adults had cut back on their food shopping or turned off their heating.

One in 10 anticipated having to use food banks

Citizens Advice found that even when placed on a strict “minimal budget” – the financial plan used by the charity to support clients through a debt management process – more than 3m households were unable to meet basic living costs. A further 400,000 were left with just £50 a month once bills were paid.

One in 10 UK families will struggle to cover basics this winter, charity finds | Poverty | The Guardian

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