17 Nov 2022

‘The poor are getting poorer’: How cost of living is impacting those at the bottom

Social Affairs Editor and Presenter

There was some relief today for those on the lowest incomes as the government confirmed they would raise benefits in line with inflation.

But there were warnings that people will still suffer the largest fall in living standards since records began – part fuelled by an increase in the energy cap to an average of £3,000 from next April.