|Britain’s cost-of-living crisis hits families|
|In Britain, one of the world’s richest countries, growing numbers of workers are struggling to feed their children amid a devastating cost-of-living crisis. Prices for groceries and energy have hit record highs, and austerity measures from Conservative-led governments have eaten away at benefits paid to many low-income families, including working households.|
|In response to the crisis, the BBC has published dozens of online recipes costing less than a pound, or about $1.23, per portion. Some schools have turned down their heaters. And many communities have opened “warm spaces” — heated public rooms for people with cold homes.|
|Employment growth has left Britain with fewer out-of-work households, but many of those who found employment were still vulnerable when inflation hit a 41-year high a few months ago and wages failed to keep up. The incomes of low earners have grown more slowly in Britain than in other Western countries, including Germany and France.|
|By the numbers: In October, consumer prices surged 11.1 percent from a year earlier. In December, consumer prices were still up more than 10 percent compared with a year earlier.|
|First person: Aislinn Corey, a preschool teacher in London, has turned giving her two sons an orange or an apple into a game, slicing it into thirds and pretending they are picnicking. “We do it as an activity,” she said. “So they don’t know that mummy is struggling.” She sometimes skips a meal so there is more food for her children…|
Sopra : distribuzione di cibo, a Londra.
In sostanza, nell’utimo anno, vi è statto un aumento visibile della povertà.
Fonte : Newsletter New York Times e Repubblica, gennaio 2023 ma anche Le Monde , nel 2022, ha dedicato una serie di 6 articoli al “malessere inglese”, accentuato dalla Brexit.
Redatto il 5 marzo, aggiornato il 6 marzo 2023