We are campaigning for wage and state benefits to beat inflation.
There must be price controls on consumer goods.
We need rent controls.
We demand a cap on energy bills and an immediate end to higher prices for those on prepayment meters.
The government must take the energy companies into public ownership and a rapid move toward renewable energy sources.
The government must impose a wealth tax on individuals and corporations which can then be distributed to those who need it most.
It is time to fight back against the cost of living crisis. The cost of living campaign is a new way for communities, trade unions, political organisations and activists to come together and beat the squeeze!
While we face economic crisis on multiple fronts, Economics Professor Ozlem Onaran writes this is the time to rethink big, not just on fiscal policy but also public ownership.
If you were looking for long-term solutions to the problems in the British economy, you would have been disappointed with Rishi Sunak’s package.
The annual Sunday Times Rich List has been met with anger as the scale of wealth owned by the richest people living in the UK is exposed.
One in seven third sector workers are paid below the real Living Wage, according to a report by the Living Wage Foundation, with low pay causing them harm and threatening the stability of the services they provide.
Sales volumes dropped by 0.5% last month as shoppers cut back on spending in supermarkets – which fell by 1.6% – amid soaring costs, according to figures released on Friday by the Office for National Statistics.
50,000 railway workers are on strike this week – the M.E.N spoke to two of those about why they felt it was the only option.
Concerns about the cost of living and the need to measure it stretch back to ancient times. Two centuries of research on constructing price indices suggest that measuring the rate of inflation facing different households, sectors and regions is far from straightforward.
Inflation has reached its highest level in 40 years. Rising prices of food, petrol and household utilities have all contributed. Families on lower incomes are most affected – and as prices continue to go up ahead of wages, the cost of living crisis is set to worsen.
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