Cost of living crisis

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31st January 2023 | By Thomas Mansbridge

Oldham councillor urges Ofgem to reform the use of prepayment meters as thousands face cold and dark this winter

An Oldham councillor has sent an open letter to Ofgem urging it to remove prepayment meters for thousands of households. Also known as pay-as-you-go meters,...

9th January 2023 | By Ruby Qaimkhani

Fire Brigades Union demands ‘Fair Pay or Fire Strike’

Fire service union bosses in Manchester say their members are being forced to rely on food banks and in some cases take on extra jobs...

19th December 2022 | By Zara Gallimore

University of Manchester to give students a one-off payment to help with the cost of living crisis

The University of Manchester (UoM) has announced it will give full-time students a one-off payment of £170 to help deal with the cost of living...

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6th December 2022 | By Beth Ibbotson

Manchester partnership relaunches with hopes to end homelessness 

Through council initiatives, rough Sleeping in Greater Manchester was reduced by over 50% by the end of the pandemic, and now they seek to reduce...

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21st April 2022 | By Ebrima Njie-Kalokoh

“We now face a cost-of-living crisis”: the consequences for poor and working-class people

Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, households have been finding it increasingly difficult to pay for necessities such as food and heating – as...

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20th March 2022 | By Ebrima Njie-Kalokoh

Rise in cost of living is at highest in 30 years leaving poor and vulnerable households to suffer

#Eatandheatcheap is a new campaign aiming to provide a cheaper alternative energy system and food cost to the four million households struggling between a choice...