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No cost of living crisis, Boris Johnson insists, despite warning of ‘toxic cocktail' of rising bills

1 month ago   |   By The Independent

Experts and campaigners dismiss prime minister's claims of ‘a short-term problem' - as he also denies ‘people will be short of food'
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Boris Johnson Says 'Christmas Is On' Despite Energy Crisis

Boris Johnson Says 'Christmas Is On' Despite Energy Crisis

1 month ago   |   By Huffington Post

Boris Johnson has said “Christmas is on” and insisted people will not struggle this winter. It came after business secretary Kwasi Kwarteng warned families face a “difficult winter” with rising energy bills and cuts to benefits. A spike in global gas prices has left energy companies struggling and had a knock-on effect on food supply. Some 4.4 million households on Universal Credit are poised to see their energy bills rise significantly in October - the same month they will typically lose more than 5% of disposable income as the £20-a-week uplift to the benefits payment ends - the...
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‘Christmas is on': Boris Johnson denies people will struggle this winter

1 month ago   |   By The Independent

Boris Johnson has said he does not accept that people will struggle this winter because of the rising cost of living and the hit to incomes from the end of furlough and the £20-a-week cut to Universal Credit .
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