Consumers in Northern Ireland face the worst cost of living crisis in decades. The Belfast Telegraph tracks and reports how price rises affect you.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak is under mounting pressure from business leaders, charities and MPs from across the political spectrum to produce a package of support after inflation hit a 40-year high, with food and energy costs among the main concerns.
The cost-of-living crisis, housing and an emergency fuel payment scheme: these are just some of the most pressing issues covered in the first written Assembly questions for Stormont’s caretaker ministers.
I am visiting Northern Ireland on Monday at a time of considerable political change. The Assembly elections brought forth a new generation of voters and representatives who are confident and optimistic about the future.
Pushing my trolley through the supermarket, I pile the goods in one on top of the other. Chorizo sourced from the foothills of the Pyrenees, pasta in shiny blue and yellow packaging, spicy kimchi exactly like what you’d find in Korea, an avocado perhaps. After making my way home, I might sit down to whatever programme I’m currently watching on Netflix or go to my local café for a takeaway flat white.
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