Can’t Afford the Gas to Cook
….surging inflation will [cause] the biggest fall in living standards in any single financial year since records began in 1956.
An anecdotal tweet coming from a Daily Mail journalist° isn’t the most trustworthy combination. But still, this quote speaks volumes about just how expensive gas and electricity is in the U.K. right now:
…some food banks are rejecting potatoes and root veg because people ‘can’t afford the energy to boil them’.
I was at food bank in Leicester recently and heard of someone who when given fresh food commented they would now need to switch the fridge back on.
The packed lunch is back. As office workers return en masse, John Lewis (for my non-UK readers, John Lewis is a shop, not a person by the way haha) reports that sales of plastic food containers are up 64 per cent on the same week last year.