24 May 2023

Buy now – pay later: the shops helping communities survive

Food inflation is still at very high levels – the figure of over 19% is a near record high, and is in sharp contrast to other areas where inflation is falling more dramatically.

To help families pay for the basics, a cluster of shops in Cardiff and across South Wales, allow customers to pay “on tick” – meaning they can buy now and pay later on.

It can be a lifeline for people battling price increases, as filmmaker Martin Read has been finding out.