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The Cost of Living Crisis

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

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

People With Eating Disorders ‘Struggling’ as Cost of Living Crisis Batters Britain

, 12 September 2022
The choice between heating and eating will have a big impact on those suffering from an eating disorder, warns Emily Chundy

‘Dysfunction in Poverty, House Insulation and Energy Pricing Existed Long Before Current Crisis’

, 2 September 2022
The acclaimed public health academic spoke to Adrian Goldberg for the Byline Times Podcast

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

How a Cost of Living Crisis Fuels a Healthcare Crisis

, 11 August 2022
Mental and physical health are all at risk when energy costs go up again, reports Sian Norris

Benefit Claimants Paying Government Debt Deductions Struggle to Buy Essentials

, 7 July 2022
The policy of the Government taking debt deductions out of people's Universal Credit payments is exacerbating the cost of living crisis for most vulnerable, Sian Norris reports

‘We Can't Live Like This’: Universal Credit Falls Short of Cost of Living Price Hikes

, 19 May 2022
Rising energy bills, increased food costs – and yet benefits have not risen with inflation, leaving families struggling to make ends meet, Sian Norris reports

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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