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?

EXCLUSIVE Fracking Minister Funded by Fossil Fuel Investor

, 22 September 2022
Nafeez Ahmed investigates Jacob Rees-Mogg's relationship with his former hedge-fund mentor and political donor Robin Crispin Odey

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

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

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

‘Johnsonism Gone Sour: Liz Truss as Prime Minister Will Drag Us to Disaster’

, 5 September 2022
The UK's incoming Prime Minister has accepted the worst parts of Boris Johnson's politics, while abandoning anything that made his agenda palatable, reports Adam Bienkov

‘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

Alone and Ignored: How the Cost of Living Crisis is Impacting Students

, 1 September 2022
Orla McAndrew speaks to students about their fears for the future as the Government once again turns a blind eye to young people

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

‘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

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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