Crisis in Britain: people are getting poorer, fuel prices are breaking records


The energy crisis that affected Europe naturally affected the UK, where the number of households unable to pay for electricity is growing rapidly. Unless the government takes mitigating measures, the number of households with unpaid electricity bills will rise to a record high by the spring of 2022.


According to The Observer, about 4 million British families were affected by the problem of fuel poverty even before the October surges in electricity prices. In the coming months, the number of families suffering from this problem could grow by another 2 million. Thus, this year will be the record for fuel poverty among Britons since 1996.

Lack and high cost of fuel and electricity reduce the overall standard of living for British citizens. The ceiling price for fuel could rise to a record £ 500 in a year, and the bankruptcy of utilities could raise payments by another £ 100.

But along with this, the British are suffering from rising inflation and increased taxes on government social security. Thus, due to the additional tax burden, residents of Foggy Albion will have to part with another 600 pounds, while in November the consumer price index rose by 5,1 percent compared to 4,2 percent a month earlier.

Meanwhile, wage growth in the country is noticeably below inflation - it is expected that by the end of this year, the average salary of UK residents will grow by only 0,1 percent. According to experts, without government intervention economic the crisis will develop at an accelerated pace.
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  1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 3 January 2022 09: 19
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    Wah, well, just like ours.
    We have non-payments for housing and communal services - a problem for 5-10 years. Neighborhood mailboxes are sometimes filled with unpaid threat bills.
    and what about the loading of gas storage facilities? they used to write, but now they stopped
  2. gunnerminer Offline gunnerminer
    gunnerminer (gunner miner) 3 January 2022 09: 37
    -10
    In Russia, fortunately, the opposite is true. The fight against poverty is going on everywhere. The constant growth of salaries and pensions. Only the covid restrains the flow of Russian pensioners to the cruise ships of the Cunard and Royal Caribbean companies. laughing
  3. NikolayN Offline NikolayN
    NikolayN (Nikolai) 3 January 2022 11: 11
    +1
    Well, well, not everything is to show them off, let them find out what it is like for people in other countries to live.
  4. Peter Sergeev Offline Peter Sergeev
    Peter Sergeev (Peter Sergeev) 3 January 2022 11: 25
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    Today in London +11, oh, how cold it was, for Christmas and New Years it was +15. Then £ 500 a year, that's £ 40 a month. Minimum salary £ 1300 a month. the minimum is that we have 150. that is, with the minimum wage, this whole conversation, this whole article is about 3% of the MINIMUM salary. We will probably not compare with Russia, because there will be mice crying and injecting but continued to chew on the cactus.
    1. Brancodd Offline Brancodd
      Brancodd 3 January 2022 12: 03
      +5
      +11 is the peak daily values. And the daily average is +5. At +5, you need to constantly heat the house or apartment, otherwise there is a chance to get into the statistics - "excess winter deaths" (EWD). According to British estimates, in the winter of 2020 there were about 30000 of them. Many houses in the province have single-pane windows. Houses are poorly insulated, so the problem of heat in winter is really urgent.
    2. Dear sofa expert. 3 January 2022 13: 05
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      Today in London +11, oh, how cold it was, for Christmas and New Years it was +15. Then £ 500 a year, that's £ 40 a month. Minimum salary £ 1300 a month.

      For a person living in London with a minimum wage, the £ 40 extra workload is almost overwhelming. From £ 1300 gross, first subtract 20% income tax, social insurance, then pay for housing ("closet" in London on average £ 500) You already have almost nothing left (even for food!), But here - First, pay last year the "shortfall" in these conditional £ 600, but from next year you will start to "enjoy" an increase of £ 40 per month.
      By the way .. your 1300 minimum wages are guaranteed only to those who are over 25 years old. Young people are paid less.

      that is, with the minimum wage, this whole conversation, this whole article is about 3% of the MINIMUM salary.

      If you are talking about this particular article, then yes, but if you look more broadly: this is an automatic rise in prices for all other goods and services. So £ 40 / mo. you can't get off here.
      1. gunnerminer Offline gunnerminer
        gunnerminer (gunner miner) 3 January 2022 13: 47
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        This unfortunate fact did not push Russians living in freezing London to flee to Russia.
        1. Dear sofa expert. 3 January 2022 14: 04
          +7
          This unfortunate fact did not push Russians living in freezing London to flee to Russia.

          Well, this, perhaps, only says that the Russians living in London, a priori, do not belong to the category of the poor.
          This is not a rogue Ukrainian contingent, which, at the first call of "lace panties", rushed to the European strawberry fields, hoping to realize a handout a'la "visa-free".
          1. gunnerminer Offline gunnerminer
            gunnerminer (gunner miner) 3 January 2022 19: 05
            -5
            Yes, the main thing is for poor Ukrainians to freeze. And economically successful Russians in London, and so will live.
            1. Dear sofa expert. 3 January 2022 20: 04
              +1
              Yes, the main thing is for poor Ukrainians to freeze.

              Yes, as you please .. let them freeze. What do I care about them? In the end, everyone gets what they deserve. If the “poor Ukrainians” believe that they deserve more by “currying favor” with the West, then let them ask him. The West, as they say, is responsible for those it has tamed.
              1. gunnerminer Offline gunnerminer
                gunnerminer (gunner miner) 3 January 2022 21: 50
                -6
                Poor Ukrainians. Seven years freeze! But you have to freeze at once. Vile West. But he pays well to Gazprom and Rosneft, as well as NOVATEK.
                1. Dear sofa expert. 3 January 2022 22: 22
                  +2
                  Poor Ukrainians. Seven years freeze! But you have to freeze at one time. Vile West.

                  I ask you to note: "Poor Ukrainians, vile West" - these are your statements. I was just chanting your mantras.
                  1. gunnerminer Offline gunnerminer
                    gunnerminer (gunner miner) 3 January 2022 23: 48
                    -5
                    Do it right.
        2. Scharnhorst Online Scharnhorst
          Scharnhorst (Scharnhorst) 3 January 2022 19: 55
          0
          Plus sign from me ... But give it a time and we'll see ...
          1. gunnerminer Offline gunnerminer
            gunnerminer (gunner miner) 3 January 2022 21: 58
            -6
            For Russians living in the local kingdom, sending them to Russia for permanent residence is worse than a nuclear strike. They even agree to freeze.
            1. Dear sofa expert. 3 January 2022 22: 53
              +4
              For Russians living in the local kingdom, sending for permanent residence in Russia is worse than a nuclear strike

              Simple envy speaks in you now.
              You understand that no one will ever send Russians anywhere.
              First, the Russians are a free people. They themselves choose where and how they live, including for a simple reason - they simply can afford it.
              Secondly, as bearers of the great Russian culture, they are valuable participants in any civilized society.

              Russians (Russians, regardless of their ethnicity) are loved and respected all over the world. So if you are from Ukraine, do not even try to call yourself a “Ukrainian” abroad. You will not be understood by definition: a person who speaks Russian is Russian for the whole world. Well, if you try to use your "mobile" - they will not understand in fact. There is no such Human language in world culture.
              1. gunnerminer Offline gunnerminer
                gunnerminer (gunner miner) 4 January 2022 00: 02
                -6
                Russians living in Zamkadia, especially beyond the gray Urals, have such low incomes that they are not able to migrate even across the Russian territory. I live in Russia. And you have hardly been abroad. And you could not speak with foreigners due to your lack of knowledge of a foreign language.
                1. Dear sofa expert. 4 January 2022 02: 15
                  +2
                  Russians living in Zamkadia, especially beyond the gray Urals, have such low incomes that they are not able to migrate even across the Russian territory. I live in Russia. And you have hardly been abroad. And you could not speak with foreigners due to your lack of knowledge of a foreign language.

                  Do you feel a blatant violation of the algorithm of your, like - thoughts?
                  On the one hand, you, in confusion, are trying to tell me, like some kind of terry foreigner, to tell you only the known "true truth about life in Russia," I don’t know any foreign languages, and I have never been abroad at all.
                  Then who do you think I am?
                  Alien?)

                  Do you feel how funny you look here and now?
                  1. gunnerminer Offline gunnerminer
                    gunnerminer (gunner miner) 4 January 2022 10: 20
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                    Your arguments are over. Give the next one.

                    Then who do you think I am?
                    Alien?)

                    A Russian resident of Zamkadia, limited hand and foot by debts and loans.
                    1. Dear sofa expert. 4 January 2022 11: 10
                      +2
                      Your arguments are over. Give the next one.

                      Who would talk about the arguments ..) Chatterbox.

                      A Russian resident of Zamkadia, limited hand and foot by debts and loans.

                      If so, then why do I need your "stories" about my capabilities?
                      Wouldn't it be wiser for you to admit that I know more about them than you?)
                      And .. judging by your dismissive tone in relation to the "zamkadia", you yourself apparently live in the Kremlin itself? Or, at worst, in some kind of "Khamovnichy lane"?) (The root of the word somehow suits you very well).

                      Are you claiming to be Russian?
                      I can easily refute this:

                      Firstly, your knowledge of modern Russia is limited by the extremely low level of your internal Ukrainian propaganda.
                      Secondly, you, in your mindless posts, often talk about Russia in the second person. This means that you do not attribute yourself to Russia.

                      If you are a troll (which, by the way, is already obvious - by the huge number of posts in a short period of time), then the one who pays you money is not much smarter than you. You are not even worth the scanty money you are paid.
                      1. isofat Online isofat
                        isofat (isofat) 4 January 2022 17: 59
                        +1
                        Dear Couch Expert! I think that you have already recognized this journalist offended by his talents.

                        While our artists fly into space for filming, the offended one is waiting for the American astronauts to land on the moon. And this is a diagnosis. laughing
                      2. Dear sofa expert. 4 January 2022 18: 11
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                        offended by God awaits the landing of American astronauts on the moon.

                        Her .. this is up to Kyril (a), as to Kuril. This Guanominer is not one man. This is some kind of group of trolls, most likely consisting of 2 people.) This is noticeable in some of their posts, written almost simultaneously.
                        One of them is stupid, but will go (he is not in this discussion), the second is very stupid - this one.
      2. isofat Online isofat
        isofat (isofat) 4 January 2022 02: 30
        +3
        gunnerminerWhere did they get the money for the return trip?
        1. gunnerminer Offline gunnerminer
          gunnerminer (gunner miner) 4 January 2022 10: 21
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          FROM credit cards.
          1. isofat Online isofat
            isofat (isofat) 4 January 2022 15: 12
            +1
            Likewise, our compatriots could rush to Great Britain. laughing
            1. gunnerminer Offline gunnerminer
              gunnerminer (gunner miner) 4 January 2022 15: 42
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              They never stop trying to rush to the kingdom ..
              1. isofat Online isofat
                isofat (isofat) 4 January 2022 17: 31
                +1
                Probably they want to avenge Petrov! laughing
    3. Rusa Offline Rusa
      Rusa 3 January 2022 15: 18
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      Russian households do not have enough money for repairs and even for clothes and shoes, especially for the poor and the poor, due to the fact that prices are rising by no less than in Britain.
      1. Dear sofa expert. 3 January 2022 15: 39
        +3
        Russian households do not have enough money for repairs and even for clothes and shoes, especially for the poor and needy,

        We here, as it were, in an article "clashed" for London. There, those who “do not have enough money for repairs & Co” live in rented (or social) housing. Having your own is already a luxury.
        1. Rusa Offline Rusa
          Rusa 3 January 2022 16: 55
          0
          What problems? The USSR had its own and social housing, decent wages and pensions, and prices for services, incl. Utilities, food, electricity, gasoline, consumer goods and other scanty in comparison with the present.
          1. Dear sofa expert. 3 January 2022 17: 16
            +3
            What problems? The USSR had its own and social housing, decent wages and pensions, and prices for services, incl. Utilities, food, electricity, gasoline, consumer goods and other scanty in comparison with the present.

            If you want to know, I also once lived in the USSR. It happened in different ways, but in general I have nothing to complain about. On the contrary, a lot of good things remained in my memory.

            But how much does this have to do with this article? It simply highlights the fact that the living standards of the British have fallen due to the rise in fuel prices.
            By the way, this article and all these discussions, directly or indirectly, point to the ugly aspects of capitalism, wherever it is.
            1. gunnerminer Offline gunnerminer
              gunnerminer (gunner miner) 4 January 2022 10: 24
              -2
              Soviet newsreels and newspapers also broadcast about the fall in the standard of living of the British due to the rise in fuel prices. Even for miners in 1984, the All-Union Central Council of Trade Unions, Chernenkovsky transferred millions of pounds sterling, paid vouchers for miners' children to Artek and Orlenok. Such were the recreation centers for certain categories of Soviet pre-conscripts of the younger age.
              1. Dear sofa expert. 4 January 2022 11: 19
                +1
                The fall in the standard of living of the British due to the rise in fuel prices was also reported by Soviet newsreels and newspapers.

                And now the Western media themselves are broadcasting about this. I can give you the links, but I'm not sure if you can read them. They are not written there in the language.

                Artek and Orlyonok together with the miners - is this all your knowledge?)

                I was there as a child at Mayak. I don’t know, does this name tell you anything .. I doubt it
                1. gunnerminer Offline gunnerminer
                  gunnerminer (gunner miner) 4 January 2022 11: 25
                  -2
                  Even then, the Western media did not conceal their Western problems, in contrast to the Soviet and now Russian media.
                  1. Dear sofa expert. 4 January 2022 11: 37
                    +1
                    Even then, the Western media did not conceal their Western problems.

                    How can you know this?)
                    1. gunnerminer Offline gunnerminer
                      gunnerminer (gunner miner) 4 January 2022 12: 18
                      -2
                      BBC, DW, Radio Sweden and Voice of America report regularly.
                    2. Dear sofa expert. 4 January 2022 13: 13
                      +1
                      BBC, DW, Radio Sweden and Voice of America regularly talk about

                      Yes, yes, yes ... They are conducting intensive propaganda .. and exclusively everything about their problems, everything about their problems ...))
                      So if they only have problems there, why are you fawning so obsequiously before them? What exactly inspires you? Their problems?
                    3. gunnerminer Offline gunnerminer
                      gunnerminer (gunner miner) 4 January 2022 15: 41
                      -2
                      They conduct intensive propaganda .. and exclusively everything about their problems, everything about their problems

                      Only propaganda, very effective, judging by the results.

                      Quote: Dear sofa expert.
                      If they only have problems there, why are you so obsequiously fawning at them? What exactly inspires you? Their problems

                      As if you are quoting the texts of the Andropov media.
                    4. Dear sofa expert. 4 January 2022 15: 59
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                      Only propaganda, very effective, judging by the results.

                      So this is the real article, which we are now sort of discussing - it is about your "effective results".)

                      As if you are quoting the texts of the Andropov media.

                      And Andropov .. was he really a writer ??))
                    5. gunnerminer Offline gunnerminer
                      gunnerminer (gunner miner) 4 January 2022 16: 25
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                      So this is the real article, which we are now sort of discussing - it is about your "effective results".)

                      These are the results in the collapse of the USSR, in the complete absence of enemy fire, in the ruling stratum, which does not hide its political apathy at best, in 3000 Russians dying every day, in the degrading most science-intensive branches of the Armed Forces, in ideological youth who do not associate their future with Russia. In a corrupt, rent-based commodity economy, in a tiny middle class.

                      And Andropov .. was he really a writer ??))

                      He even wrote poetry.
                    6. Dear sofa expert. 4 January 2022 16: 58
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                      He even wrote poetry.

                      Convinced, convinced ..)
                      I just, as if I read the texts of the Andropov media!)))