Cost of living crisis aggravates as UK inflation touch 10%
. According to a report by the Food Foundation charity, the situation had already been getting worse over the past several months and was being made worse by the country’s rising cost of living.
According to a recent study, millions of individuals in the UK miss meals entirely as a result of food insecurity there. According to a report by the Food Foundation charity, the situation had already been getting worse over the past several months and was being made worse by the country’s rising cost of living.
One out of every five low-income families experienced food scarcity in the UK as a result of increased inflation after supply chains were badly affected by the Covid pandemic and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, according to the research.
The report also revealed that 18 percent of households were forced to cut back on their food consumption in September, and 6 percent went a complete day without eating, making it the worst case of food insecurity the UK has seen since the year 2022 began.
“The situation is appalling and getting so much worse. We call on the government to urgently extend eligibility for free school meals to all families receiving universal credit, so that support reaches the kids who need it most,” charity’s chief executive, Naomi Duncan told Guardian.
The Consumer Prices Index increased 10.1% in September from 9.9% in August, matching a 40-year peak hit in July, according to the Office for National Statistics, which means that UK inflation is back in double digits.