Nearly half of Britons are buying less when shopping as record inflation drives up food prices, the Office for National Statistics said today.
“More than four in 10 adults said they were buying less food, and this number has been increasing since September 2021, when we first surveyed (the number was) one in eight,” the Statistics Office said in a report.
The results of the report are based on a survey conducted among 4997 families from 8 to 19 June.
Earlier it was reported that food prices in the UK this summer could rise by 15% against the backdrop of anti-Russian sanctions and the UK’s exit from the European Union.
This will be the highest rise in prices in 20 years and will seriously hit the wallets of the UK population.
Inflation in the United Kingdom has set records in recent months, and in early May, the Bank of England raised its inflation forecast for 2022 and is expected to accelerate to 10.25% in the fourth quarter of 2022, which could be a historical record.
Source: RIA Novosti