Cost of living crisis

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Sunak to consider fuel duty cut amid claims petrol prices are ‘pump fiction’
Chancellor to examine further reduction as AA claims pump prices do not reflect lower wholesale costs

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent

28, Jun, 2022 @2:47 PM

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Sainsbury’s boss says shoppers are turning to cheaper frozen foods
Customers changing their behaviour in response to cost of living crisis, says Simon Roberts

Joanna Partridge

28, Jun, 2022 @2:15 PM

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UK national lottery ticket sales hit by cost of living crisis, says Camelot
Customers ‘tightening their belts’ amid economic uncertainty, says outgoing operator

Julia Kollewe

28, Jun, 2022 @7:05 AM

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Cancelled flight? Shoddy clothing? Disappointing meal? Blame skimpflation, the hidden curse of 2022
Reluctant to raise prices, refusing to sacrifice profits, travel companies, retailers and restaurateurs are cutting corners wherever they can, usually without telling their customers. Is poor quality the new normal?

Zoe Wood

28, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Inflation could push English councils into bankruptcy, say leaders
Rise of £2.4bn in costs could be ‘disastrous’ and essential services may need to be cut, says LGA chair

Patrick Butler Social policy editor

27, Jun, 2022 @11:01 PM

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UK telecoms industry agrees plan to help struggling customers
Mobile and broadband firms make number of commitments amid cost of living crisis

Mark Sweney

27, Jun, 2022 @5:47 PM

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UK faces ‘significant risks’ to quality of food imported post-Brexit, says report
Better controls on EU goods needed as impact of Covid and Russia-Ukraine war also put pressure on standards

Mark Sweney

27, Jun, 2022 @3:36 PM

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Cost of living squeeze could push UK into ‘mild recession’; petrol price hits fresh highs – as it happened
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news

Graeme Wearden

27, Jun, 2022 @2:42 PM

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Crowds are back as Wimbledon returns to capacity
Tournament will run for full 14 days and record attendance expected after numbers cut by 50% last year

Emine Sinmaz

27, Jun, 2022 @1:43 PM

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Fuel retailers accused of profiteering as UK petrol prices hit record
Petrol reached new high of 191.05p a litre on Sunday, further fuelling cost of living crisis

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent

27, Jun, 2022 @1:03 PM

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Small and medium-sized firms struggling with ‘a hat-trick of hurt’
Rising fuel costs, higher wages and the surging price of imported goods and raw materials are forcing a ‘change of behaviour’

Phillip Inman

27, Jun, 2022 @5:58 AM

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Windfall tax on Covid profits could ease ‘catastrophic’ food crisis, says Oxfam
A levy on food and fossil fuel giants could save lives now and help create a sustainable food system, says Gabriela Bucher

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

27, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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