One in four people skip meals in Britain due to inflation

According to a poll, two-thirds of Britons have turned down their heating, almost half have reduced their driving or switched supermarkets, and just over a quarter have skipped meals due to the cost of living pressure.

According to polling company Ipsos, one in three persons on lower incomes claim they have skipped meals recently due to the rise in prices.

Inflation fears are at a 30-year high, and most Britons anticipate prices to rise in the next six months, according to the report.

“Given the economic prospects, there may well be more fear on the horizon,” Ipsos’ head of political research, Gideon Skinner, said. “This will keep the government under pressure to do more to help people cope with the cost of living issue.”

According to analysts surveyed by the media, consumer price inflation exceeded 9.1% in April, and the Bank of England believes it will approach 10% later this year.

Rishi Sunak, the finance minister, has rejected calls to do more now to address the family debt issue. Before deciding on more help, he says he wants to examine the size of the next hike in home energy rates in the autumn.

According to a separate YouGov poll, 72 percent of respondents believe Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s administration is mismanaging the economy, nearly double the percentage from a year ago.

On May 11 and 12, Ipsos interviewed 2,061 respondents, while YouGov questioned 1,810 people from May 14 to May 16.

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