Column / Investigation

The Cost of Living Crisis

Byline Times investigates the causes and consequences of Britain's biggest recession for 30 years

‘The Iceberg Heading Straight Towards the Government is Housing Market Crash’

, 28 September 2022
Experts explain how ‘the wheels could come off’ the British economy as a result of Liz Truss and Kwasi Kwarteng's reckless approach, reports Sam Bright

Liz Truss’ Economic Shock Doctrine Will Only Help the Richest

, 23 September 2022
The Chancellor has announced a series of massive tax cuts for high earners and corporations, which have seen the pound slump and the value of Government bonds fall. Why is the Prime Minister risking turning an economic crisis into a disaster?

Will Museums be a Casualty of the Cost of Living Crisis?

, 20 September 2022
High energy bills and pressure to provide warm banks for the public are threatening the cultural sector's recovery from the pandemic

Household Debt, Problem Debt, and a Cost of Living Crisis

, 13 September 2022
Sian Norris and the Byline Intelligence Team look at rates of debt and problem debt in the UK, as families turn to loans to make ends meet

Nearly Half of Foster Carers Considering Quitting Due to Cost of Living Crisis, Research Finds

, 6 September 2022
The findings come at a time when the sector has already been struggling to find carers to look after vulnerable children

‘Truss’ North Sea Drilling Plan Will Need to Prolong Cost of Living Crisis to Buoy Big Oil Profits’

, 6 September 2022
The Government's own data suggests that Britain’s fossil fuel lobbies want to use the cost of living crisis to keep themselves afloat, writes Nafeez Ahmed

Crisis and Myth: Why Politicians Must Stop Comparing the UK Economy to ‘Running a Household’

, 1 September 2022
Jack Mosse unpicks the flawed understanding of national debt that has pervaded the Conservative leadership contest and Tory economic policy for a number of years

Missing in Action: The British Public is Being Asked to Bail Out its Own Government

, 24 August 2022
From climate change to the cost of living, ordinary people are being forced to compensate for an administration in paralysis, says Lisa Young

How the Energy Crisis Became a Crisis of the High Street

, 24 August 2022
While the Conservative leadership election drags on, local newspaper coverage reveals widespread closures of cafes and restaurants, threatening the recovery of the high street, reports Sian Norris

Vulnerable Migrants Cut Out of Cost of Living Support

, 19 August 2022
The 'no recourse to public funds' condition means migrant people who are destitute or on very low incomes will not be entitled to Government help

Renters Hit Hardest by Cost of Living Crisis

, 28 April 2022
Data from the Office for National Statistics shows that renters are more likely to be struggling to make ends meet than those with mortgages

New Stats Show Rich Getting Richer as Cost of Living Crisis Bites for the Rest

, 16 March 2022
New data shows highest paid payrolled employees saw wages soar by just under £3000 a month since 2014, while the poorest got a paltry pay rise of £167, Sian Norris reports

The Politics of Porridge

, 21 January 2022
With inflation now at 5.4% and the cost of living soaring with it, the humble oat has become an avatar of moral virtue in a right-wing culture war, Sian Norris reports

Food or Fuel? The Human Cost of the Energy Crisis

, 20 September 2021
Rising gas prices have prompted panic about Brexit, bail-outs and bills – but for poor families and the NHS, this crisis could not come at a worse moment

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