Liverpool news Cost-of-living crisis affecting 9 in 10 households, ONS says PremierLeague-News.Com
PremierLeague-News.Com - Almost half of UK adults found it difficult to pay their energy bills in the second half of July, according to new figures
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! The cost-of-living crisis led to most Britons noticing a rise in their living costs in July, with many having to cut their spending and energy usage to save money, a new report has shown. Data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows 89% of people reported their cost of living had risen over the past month. This is unchanged from the previous period but up more than a quarter from November 2021. Close to half (44%) of UK adults who pay energy bills found it very or somewhat difficult to afford them in the second half of July. This was slightly down from the first half of the month, when 46% said they were struggling. READ MORE: Martin Tyler's apology in full after 'disgraceful' Hillsborough comments Many people have had to make lifestyle changes in order to save money during the worsening cost-of-living crisis. Energy prices have risen dramatically in recent months with the price cap set to hit £3,729 per year for the average household from April 2023, consultancy Cornwall Insight warned this week.
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. More than one in three - around 16 million – of those who reported their living costs had gone up reduced spending on food and essentials, the report found. Meanwhile 57% of the population reduced their spending on non-essential items, which includes clothing, subscriptions or meals out, as pockets are increasingly being squeezed. Surging prices are disproportionately impacting some groups more than others, research has shown. Significantly more disabled people have been forced to buy less food and essential items, such as utilities or medication, than non-disabled people, the ONS said. Those in lower-income households and those living in more deprived areas in the UK are also impacted the most, as food inflation has hit less well-off people harder. READ NEXT: Woman from Concert Square videos says 'I made a mistake' DVLA asks older drivers to renew their licence immediately Man who stabbed burglar to death cleared of murder but found guilty of manslaughter Mum found teen son 'black and blue' in bed and bleeding from the mouth St Helens and Wigan star died from heart attack after 'beating girlfriend'
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