Warning issued to anyone buying pasta, bread or baked beans

A warning has been issued to anyone buying pasta, bread or baked beans – as the cost has soared 50% in a year. The cost of pasta, bread and baked bean value lines is increasing by 50% in one year.

Chips increased by 17% and ground beef by 16%. Robert Halfon, Conservative MP for Harlow, said: “People are being hit by a tsunami in the cost of living. I have people who work seven days a week to be able to feed their families.

A government source said: “We are monitoring the situation very closely.” The statisticians chose 30 everyday items that they know less well-off households regularly buy to get an idea of ​​how inflation is hitting those households.

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Decreases were observed in the price of potatoes (14%), cheese (7%), pizza (4%), fries (3%), sausages (3%) and apples (1 %). As inflation hit a 40-year high of 9% in April, as measured by the consumer price index, the less well-off are spending a greater proportion of their income on basic expenses, such as energy bills.

The ONS warned that because the analysis only focuses on the cheapest goods, the estimates are based on a very small number of prices. This means that the data is very sensitive to single item changes. “Products available represent the retailer’s online catalogue, rather than the range of products available or purchased in local stores that month,” the ONS said.

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