Responding to the latest shop price index figures from the British Retail Consortium / NielsenIQ, Peter Kelly, director of the Poverty Alliance, said: “Government has a moral responsibility to protect people from rocketing costs.
“That’s especially true for the poorest households – because inflation is currently hitting them hardest. With inflation continuing to climb there is simply no way for those already struggling to budget their way out of this. What people need is additional support now, on top of what’s already been put in place.
“We can get past this crisis for good if we rebuild and renew our social security system, strengthen public services that help everyone, and create suitable work that pays people at least the real Living Wage.”