Issue date
15 Aug 2017

Tuesday 15 August 2017: For immediate release

Cost of living crisis grinds on, warns TUC

Commenting on today’s (Tuesday) inflation figures from the ONS, which show inflation continuing to outstrip wage growth, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:

“Britain’s cost of living crisis is not easing up. The squeeze on cash-strapped families continues to grip.

“Rising prices are hammering pay packets. And today’s announcement on rail fare hikes will only add to the pressure households are under.

“The government needs to wake up and get wages rising across the public and private sector. The clock is ticking.”

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