Cost of Living Crisis: The Changes for South East Londoners

The high cost of living is affecting us all and some of us are making changes to our daily habits to try to cut costs.

Whether it’s changing where you shop for groceries or controlling your energy use, many of us have had to think about our expenses.

The Office for National Statistics reported that 88 per cent of adults said their cost of living had increased in the last month.

92 percent of adults surveyed by the ONS who reported an increase in the cost of living said it was due to the price of food purchases.

85 percent said their cost of living had increased due to energy prices and 79 percent reported that it was due to fuel costs.

We asked News Shopper readers how much they’ve had to “pull the brakes” on their shopping habits due to the current cost of living.

Here are the answers:

  • 1. “Very conscientious about lights and not leaving them on.”
  • 2. “Turn dryer, lights, and standby off as much as possible.
  • “Plus, I got a second job.”
  • 3. “Not much change here.
  • “You could get the slightly cheaper version of the basics like pasta, etc., but still get good quality meals and vegetables.”
  • 4. “I have only bought what I need.
  • “The occasional gift, for example: a book from time to time.”
  • 5. “Buy own brands in stores and only what I need.”
  • 6. “Eat more salads.
  • “Save on fuel.”
  • 7. “Many.”

Have you been making any changes to your spending habits?

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