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As Tories cosset fat cats, UK needs cost-of-living crisis plan – Ian Murray

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23.06.2022

The grim news has continued this week with inflation edging up to 9.1 per cent, meaning prices are rising at their fastest rate for 40 years.

That has a direct impact on families who are seeing the cost of bread, meat and other foods creeping up at the checkout. The average household will have to find another £400 just to buy the same food products as last year.

But it’s not just the weekly grocery shop that is affected. Petrol and diesel prices are soaring, with the latter now on the verge of an eye-watering £2-a-litre.

And everyone in the country has already been hit with a huge increase in home energy bills, with far worse still to come when the price cap is lifted in October. And this week we discovered the cost of all the suppliers which went bust will add another £100 to our........

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