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- The MoneySavingExpert.com founder admitted people saying he is one of the most influential people in Britain 'makes me want to vomit'

UK 'This is your job mate': Martin Lewis slams Sunak over cost of living crisis last minute news


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- The MoneySavingExpert.com founder admitted people saying he is one of the most influential people in Britain 'makes me want to vomit'

UK 'This is your job mate': Martin Lewis slams Sunak over cost of living crisis last minute news
23 June 2022 - 16:00

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Martin Lewis has revealed the 'scary' toll the cost of living crisis has had on him personally with his mental health. The admission comes as the money expert says he told Chancellor Rishi Sunak that he is 'virtually out of tools' to give people to save cash as bills skyrocket. The Withington-born journalist also said that being called 'one of the most influential people in Britain' makes him want to 'vomit', as he struggles with the pressure of those relying on him for advice, both criticising and helping the government's financial policies, and campaigning about a host of other monetary issues. “The last few years have been incredibly scary on a personal basis," he told the BBC's Nick Robinson on the Political Thinking podcast. "First with the pandemic when I found myself in an intermediary role between the government and the public, passing messages both ways. [About how you design the furlough programme], gaps that had been missed and how you operate it to the public." READ MORE : Warning that UK could be on the brink of new Covid wave with virus becoming 'more dangerous' Lewis continued: “And then in the cost of living crisis where I felt like I had to call out a government which is not something I ever wanted to do. I am not a big political player, I do not do party politics, but I felt because of the subject and my subject area I had to do it. “I found it generally raises my anxiety levels, makes me feel uncomfortable, makes me question myself all the time. It’s been a genuine challenge to my own mental health, the challenge that I’ve felt in the last six to nine months." He went on to share his reservations of sharing his feelings publicly as the chair of a mental health charity, saying his admission 'is not a plea for sympathy' Martin Lewis was influential during the pandemic in working with the government to engineer furlough programmes and explaining how they would work to the public (Image: ITV) The financial journalist and campaigner raised concerns when he said he was almost out of advice for those under money pressure as the cost of living spirals on the BBC's Sunday Morning programme in March. But the choice of words was deliberate, he revealed.

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. “There are many things that people can do, but the difficulty right now is on energy bills and it's the poorest in society for whom there isn’t much left. It was a baton throw, that was looking at the chancellor and saying ‘money saving is out, this is your job mate’. “It was a political challenge.” "We are looking at a very, very difficult winter for lots of people," said Martin Lewis (Image: ITV) The 50-year-old has become increasingly vocal in recent months on behalf of consumers and financially stretched households, amid surging inflation and a cost of living crisis. He says he is 'extolling the government to act'. Lewis says the cost of living solutions the Chancellor has come up with could cover the one-year hike in energy bills for the poorest. However, the schemes will not provide enough help for issues with 'food, petrol, rent, mortgages, national insurance rise' - but it was 'a lot better' than he was expecting, he said. "We are looking at a very, very difficult winter for lots of people and there are lots of people in poverty. I'm worried about the summer too. I think a lack of free school meals this year for children over the summer holidays is going to become a big contentious issue and is a real problem for some of the poorest." Read more of today's top stories here READ NEXT: UK Covid cases up 43 per cent in the last week Concern over A&E pressures, but no new money for the NHS – Javid Shoppers can get milk, bread and butter for 1p as Iceland helps tackle rising cost of living What are the signs of heatstroke as temperatures exceed 30C in the UK Monkeypox cases found in the North West as disease climbs

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