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Wednesday, December 07, 2022

Poverty, stress and inflation: Britain ready for ‘humanitarian crisis’

From warm houses to old stress In alimony-seeking families, British children are exposed health, social and educational riskswarned of a report from Institute of Health Equity (IHE)Research Center on Inequalities.

This would mean that “thousands of people will die sooner, and, in addition to lung damage in children (in cold homes), Toxic stress can permanently affect your brain development“, its director Michael Marmot summarized in a statement.

Without government intervention, the Institute fears a “major humanitarian crisis” in the UK, which Energy poverty will plunge more than half of British households in January.

Regulated energy tariffs in the United Kingdom will increase by 80% from October and it is expected that inflation over 13% at the end of the year. gas and electricity bill They may increase further in 2023.

Historic economic crisis in Britain

real disposable income The number of households, adjusted for inflation, will decrease by 10% overall this year and next, Biggest drop in living standards in a centuryaccording to a group of experts Sankalp Foundation,

This would mean 3,000 pounds ($3,500) less annually for the average family and “the crisis in living standards will extend beyond this winter and extend into next year and 2024,” the group said in another study published Thursday.

The number of people “living in absolute poverty” could increase by three millionUp to a total of 14 million, according to the foundation, for which tens of billions of pounds of aid from the next government is inevitable.

These studies “highlight the growing difficulties of the British economy,” said Susannah Streeter, an analyst Hargreaves Lansdowneand the prospect of “an equally gloomy winter” Libra to a new low against the dollar, reaching its lowest level since 1985.

foreign Minister, liz trussPreferred to succeed the resigning prime minister boris johnson in favor of monday tax deduction but not of direct assistance,

However, she assured in the pages of the popular newspaper The Sun on Thursday that if she becomes the head of government of the United Kingdom it will “provide immediate assistance so that people do not face unbearable fuel bills.”

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