UK household incomes facing biggest decline since mid-70s, says thinktank

The Guardian says UK household incomes are on course to collapse by the most since the mid-1970s.

UK household incomes facing biggest decline since mid-70s, says thinktank

The Guardian says UK household incomes are on course to collapse by the most since the mid-1970s after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine sent energy prices soaring to new highs, a thinktank has said.

The Resolution Foundation said the dramatic increase in global oil and gas prices was forecast to push UK inflation above 8% this spring, causing average incomes across Britain to fall by 4% in the coming financial year – a hit worth £1,000 per household, the biggest annual decline since 1975.

Warning the chancellor, Rishi Sunak, that urgent steps were required to help the poorest families in Britain with soaring living costs, the thinktank said weak wage growth and high inflation were expected to drive more children into poverty.

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/mar/08/uk-household-incomes-decline-resolution-foundation-ukraine-conflict-energy-prices

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