Cost of Living Crisis


Rural Rough Sleeping in United Kingdom Fuelled by Cost of Living   

The countryside is battling a ‘hidden homelessness’ crisis driven by soaring housing costs and a gaping shortfall in central UK government funding for local authorities, according to a report by academics at the University of Kent and the University of Southampton.   The true scale of the crisis is likely to be far higher than official…


Saving the Environment or Breaking the Bank?

Electricity network provider Northern Powergrid takes a look at the cost of rapid electric vehicle charging following recent suggesting prices in the United Kingdom soared by 21 per cent between September 2021 and May 2022. There’s no doubt that electric vehicles can be beneficial for the environment. In fact, one electric car can save up…


European Retailers Fear for In-store Operations

New research from Sony Professional Displays & Solutions reveals UK and German retailers are preparing proactively for the critical Christmas and New Year trading period as their counterparts in France adopt a more laissez-faire approach. Despite retailers entering the first un-disrupted Christmas since 2019, close to half (43%) of those in the Europe are concerned…


BCC Calls on Cleaning Sector to Pay Real Living Wage

To mark Living Wage Week in the United Kingdom, the British Cleaning Council (BCC) is renewing calls for cleaning and hygiene sector businesses to pay the real Living Wage – a voluntary salary scale that is higher than the government’s ‘National Living Wage’. Supporting the real Living Wage means committing to paying employees a wage…


Compass Scotland Announces Food Charity Partnership

Compass Scotland has launched a new surplus food partnership with food charity, FareShare. This partnership will encourage Compass Scotland sites to work with FareShare to donate surplus food so that meals can be distributed to those who need it most. The announcement comes as more individuals and families struggle to cope with the rising cost…


Workers Getting the ASDA Price Feeling

Half of Asda workers who participated in a GMB survey are worried they won’t be able to afford Christmas dinner this year due to low wages as the union calls on Britain’s third-biggest supermarket to implement an immediate pay rise. According to GMB, the poll of more than 3,200 Asda workers also reveals: Three quarters…


GMB Union Calls on ASDA to Address Poor Supermarket Pay

ASDA is once again the worst-paying of the UK’s ‘Big Four’ supermarkets after Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Aldi increased wages to help workers cope with the cost of living crisis says the GMB Union as it calls on bosses to ‘wake up’. According to the union, basic pay for Asda retail workers remains at £10.10 per…


Social Partnership to Ease Cost of Living Crisis

UK supplier of lone worker safeguarding solutions Reliance Protect has teamed up with two longstanding customers to create social value funds dedicated to supporting people experiencing hardship during the cost of living crisis. The social value funds provide an invaluable safety net for some of the most disadvantaged members of society, in addition to funding…


Atalian Servest Introduces Financial Wellbeing Support for Employees

Atalian Servest has begun a phased rollout of a new financial wellbeing solution for its workforce after partnering with instant access-to-pay provider Wagestream to help address the impact of the ongoing cost-of-living crisis on employees. The facilities management services provider says it is deeply committed to supporting the health, safety and wellbeing of its people,…


RABI Launches ‘Return to School’ Grant to Support Farming Families

UK charity The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) has launched a ‘return to school’ grant to help cover the cost of school uniforms, P.E. kit and other equipment as a response to what it describes as “unacceptable financial choices” facing farming families in the run up to the new school year. Citing research by consumer…

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