The government need to get real about the cost-of-living crisis

18 May 2022

New inflation figures show prices rose 9% in the 12 months to April, up from 7% in March.

Commenting, Prospect general secretary Mike Clancy said:

“These eye-watering inflation figures will leave workers right across the country making impossible choices about what they cut from family budgets just to make ends meet.

“It is just not good enough to suggest that workers must bear the cost of this, while pay inequality widens with the top 1% of earners seeing sharp increases in pay last month.

“The government need to get real about the cost-of-living crisis, with an emergency budget to provide more support with energy bills and an end of to real terms cuts in pay for public sector workers.”

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