One in 10 UK families will struggle to cover basics this winter
According to findings from Citizen’s Advice, one in 10 UK families will struggle to cover basics this winter.
They will struggle to cover necessities such as food and heating.
One in five UK adults had to cut back on food expenses, turned off the heating and one in 10 anticipate the use of food banks.
Citizens Advice is urging the government to bring forwards its standard uprating of benefits from April to December – as an extra £30 a month would help.
This follows adjustments to universal credit for working claimants, but critics argue this leaves those who can’t work, carers, parents of young children and sick or disabled individuals at a disadvantage.