The reality is grim and undeniable: a financial timebomb will explode for families in October as a second round of fuel price rises in six months sends shockwaves through every household and pushes millions over the edge. A few months ago, Jonathan Bradshaw and Antonia Keung at York University estimated that April’s 54% increase in fuel prices would trap 27 million people in 10m households in fuel poverty. Now, 35 million people in 13m households – an unprecedented 49.6% of the population of the United Kingdom – are under threat of fuel poverty in October… More here.
It is truly shocking what is happening in the UK at the moment because literally nothing is happening to stop the disaster that is coming this Winter. The government is paralysed by infighting and a silly election for the next Prime Minster who will be voted for by 0.3% of the population. Johnson has been on holiday as has the Chancellor and they simply do not care.
Financiers and insurers are getting +10% pay rises while those who keep the country going are at approx 3% and big business is taking more rights away from workers every day without any consequence. I really don’t want to moan, but seriously. This has all gone on for way too long!