20 Jun 2024

Cost of living crisis in one of Britain’s poorest areas

Social Affairs Editor and Presenter

Matt Frei: The word crisis implies a temporary emergency that can be fixed and will some day pass. With millions of people struggling to cope with soaring fuel and food bills, the cost of living crisis has become a key concern in the upcoming election.

For many, it’s not so much a crisis – but more a desperate, draining way of life. And there’s little faith in politicians from either side to do anything about it.