Many constituents have written to me expressing concerns about the rising cost of living.
Throughout the country people are anxious about whether they can pay their bills and heat their homes. Inflation is at a 30-year high, energy bills are soon to rise by an average of £700 per household and the average UK worker is still not any better off than they were more than a decade ago. Furthermore, the Chancellor is planning the largest tax hike in living memory, taking the tax burden on working people to its highest since 1950. At the same time, those on the lowest incomes – who have also seen the biggest impact from price rises – have seen universal credit cut and their budgets tightened even further.
I believe we have a duty to the millions of people across the country who are facing such hardship to do everything we can to alleviate and change it. In the UK in 2022, nobody should have to choose between heating and eating.
I am therefore carrying out a survey of my constituents to gather information on your experiences and feelings regarding the cost of living crisis. I will be sharing the results with the Government.
This survey is now closed.
Thank you to everyone who took part.