Cost of Living References

References to the articles from Understanding Society: Cost of Living can be found here

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What is the real cost of the cost of living crisis?

https://www.ipsos.com/en-uk/public-more-likely-say-keir-starmer-would-do-good-job-prime-minister-liz-truss

https://www.ipsos.com/en-uk/quarter-britons-are-using-credit-cards-essentials-while-9-10-worry-about-cost-living-country-whole

https://www.ipsos.com/en-uk/labour-more-trusted-tax-spending-and-cost-living-budget-looms

https://www.ipsos.com/en-uk/labour-more-trusted-tax-spending-and-cost-living-budget-looms

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-63471725

https://www.ipsos.com/en-uk/rishi-sunak-much-more-liked-conservative-party

https://www.ipsos.com/en-uk/cost-living-nhs-crime-and-condition-streets-would-be-most-important-deciding-how-vote-local

https://www.ipsos.com/en-uk/two-three-britons-lack-confidence-governments-long-term-economic-plan

https://www.ipsos.com/en-uk/two-three-britons-lack-confidence-governments-long-term-economic-plan

10 https://www.ipsos.com/en-uk/three-four-britons-think-johnsons-government-has-done-bad-job-dealing-cost-living

11 https://www.ipsos.com/en-uk/satisfaction-with-kwasi-kwarteng-as-chancellor-at-record-low-as-most-feel-worse-off

12 https://www.ipsos.com/en-uk/britons-most-oppose-raising-council-tax-and-vat-ahead-autumn-statement

13 https://www.ipsos.com/en-uk/1-3-britons-say-affording-energy-bills-has-been-difficult-past-three-months

14 https://www.ipsos.com/en-uk/britons-most-oppose-raising-council-tax-and-vat-ahead-autumn-statement

15 https://www2.deloitte.com/uk/en/pages/public-sector/articles/the-state-of-the-state.html

16 https://www.ipsos.com/en-uk/autumn-statement-leaves-more-britons-feeling-concerned-reassured-about-economy-their-financial

17 http://fs2.american.edu/dfagel/www/Philosophers/Sen/DevelopmentAsFreedomIntroNch1NEW.pdf

18 https://www.ipsos.com/en-uk/ipsos-financial-wellbeing-tracker-shows-stark-divides-concern-about-household-finances

19 https://www.ipsos.com/en-uk/quarter-britons-are-using-credit-cards-essentials-while-9-10-worry-about-cost-living-country-whole

20 https://www.bmj.com/content/378/bmj.o2129

21 https://psycnet.apa.org/doiLanding?doi=10.1037%2Fxge0000436

22 https://jech.bmj.com/content/70/10/990

23 https://www.ipsos.com/en-uk/ipsos-financial-wellbeing-tracker-shows-stark-divides-concern-about-household-finances

24 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0277953617307402?via%3Dihub

Food insecurity: too much to stomach

25 https://www.ons.gov.uk/economy/inflationandpriceindices/bulletins/consumerpriceinflation/october2022

26 https://www.ipsos.com/en-uk/quarter-of-britons-say-they-have-skipped-meals-3-in-4-think-government-not-providing-support

27 https://www.fdf.org.uk/fdf/news-media/news/2022-news/economic-insights/food-inflation-soars/

28 https://www.ipsos.com/sites/default/files/ct/news/documents/2022-07/Global%20inflation%20monitor%202022%20Report.pdf

29 https://www.ipsos.com/en-uk/quarter-britons-are-using-credit-cards-essentials-while-9-10-worry-about-cost-living-country-whole

30 https://www.food.gov.uk/research/consumer-insights-tracker-monthly-bulletin-october-2022

31 https://www.ipsos.com/sites/default/files/ct/news/documents/2022-12/Ipsos%20Shopping%20polling_200722_Public.pdf

32 https://www.fdf.org.uk/fdf/news-media/news/2022-news/economic-insights/food-inflation-soars/

33 https://www.which.co.uk/news/article/what-supermarkets-and-shops-are-doing-to-help-with-the-cost-of-living-aNpUU5E5AbYr

34 https://www.which.co.uk/news/article/8-things-you-should-know-about-budget-groceries-a0kfy6Q7Oag4

35 https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-63647352

36 https://www.theguardian.com/society/2022/jan/22/were-pricing-the-poor-out-of-food-in-the-uk-thats-why-im-launching-my-own-price-index

37 https://www.ons.gov.uk/economy/inflationandpriceindices/articles/trackingthelowestcostgroceryitemsukexperimentalanalysis/april2021toapril2022

38 https://www.food.gov.uk/news-alerts/news/latest-consumer-survey-tracks-level-of-worry-around-the-cost-of-food-and-its-impact-on-food-safety

39 https://www.food.gov.uk/news-alerts/news/latest-consumer-survey-tracks-level-of-worry-around-the-cost-of-food-and-its-impact-on-food-safety

40 https://data.food.gov.uk/catalog/datasets/ed0b4411-ee3d-452c-97b4-f3f1f1146ff1

41 https://www.nationalfoodstrategy.org/

42 https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/ndns-results-from-years-9-to-11-2016-to-2017-and-2018-to-2019

43 https://www.trusselltrust.org/2022/11/10/almost-1-3-million-emergency-parcels-provided-to-people-across-uk-experiencing-hunger-over-past-six-months-as-cost-of-living-emergency-drives-tsunami-of-need-to-food-banks/

44 https://foodfoundation.org.uk/news/feed-future-campaign

45 https://www.which.co.uk/news/article/what-supermarkets-and-shops-are-doing-to-help-with-the-cost-of-living-aNpUU5E5AbYr

Harsh home truths

46 https://www.theguardian.com/money/2022/aug/28/bidding-wars-cash-up-front-and-auditions-inside-britains-broken-renting-market

47 bbc newsnight 19.8.22

48 https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-63160377

49 https://www.health.org.uk/publications/long-reads/better-housing-is-crucial-for-our-health-and-the-covid-19-recovery#:~:text=The%20pandemic%20has%20highlighted%20the,are%20overcrowded%2C%20damp%20or%20unsafe

50 https://www.ipsos.com/en-uk/four-ten-homes-do-not-meet-new-living-home-standard

51 https://www.theguardian.com/money/2022/aug/25/bills-included-becomes-uk-renters-top-property-search-term

52 https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-62525269

53 https://www.ft.com/content/b4fe0e17-6919-49fd-9b02-53311642321a

54 https://ipsosuk.podbean.com/e/ipsos-politics-society-podcast-housing-%e2%80%93-what-needs-to-happen-next/

55 https://www.ipsos.com/en-uk/quarter-britons-are-using-credit-cards-essentials-while-9-10-worry-about-cost-living-country-whole

56 https://www.resolutionfoundation.org/app/uploads/2022/10/Interesting-times.pdf

57 https://www.jrf.org.uk/press/additional-400000-people-pulled-poverty-mortgage-rates-55

58 https://www.ipsos.com/en-uk/seven-ten-britons-think-there-national-housing-crisis-while-opposition-local-home-building-has

59 https://www.ipsos.com/en-uk/britons-support-rent-controls-and-extending-right-buy-scheme-also-expect-further-house-price-rises

60 https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-deal-for-private-renters-published-today

61 https://www.ipsos.com/en-uk/new-research-finds-public-support-economic-growth-but-not-at-any-cost

62 https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/local-authority-green-belt-statistics-for-england-2021-to-2022/local-authority-green-belt-england-2021-22-statistical-release

63 https://ipsosuk.podbean.com/e/ipsos-politics-society-podcast-housing-%e2%80%93-what-needs-to-happen-next/

Cost of living crisis in Northern Ireland: a consumer journey

64 Northern Ireland Household Expenditure Tracker Q1 2022

65 ONS: Living Costs and Food Survey. Family spending in the UK: April 2019 to March 2020. https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/personalandhouseholdfinances/expenditure/datasets/familyspendingworkbook3expenditurebyregion

66 CEBR: Asda Income Tracker July 2022.

67 Source: Ipsos KnowledgePanel Base: 853 adults 18+ in Northern Ireland

68 Institute of Healthy Equity. Fuel Poverty, Cold Homes and Health Inequalities in the UK.

69 Cost-of-living crisis ‘could fuel increase in theft and domestic violence’ - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk

70 https://www.gov.uk/government/news/400-energy-bills-discount-to-support-households-this-winter

Paying a price for rural living

71 https://www.gov.scot/binaries/content/documents/govscot/publications/research-and-analysis/2021/09/cost-remoteness-reflecting-higher-living-costs-remote-rural-scotland-measuring-fuel-poverty/documents/cost-remoteness-reflecting-higher-living-costs-remote-rural-scotland-measuring-fuel-poverty/cost-remoteness-reflecting-higher-living-costs-remote-rural-scotland-measuring-fuel-poverty/govscot%3Adocument/cost-remoteness-reflecting-higher-living-costs-remote-rural-scotland-measuring-fuel-poverty.pdf

72 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/delivering-for-rural-england

73 https://www.ipsos.com/en-uk/concern-about-cost-of-living-views-energy-sources-and-preferred-date-indyref2-ipsos-scotland

74 https://www.hie.co.uk/research-and-reports/our-reports/2022/october/13/myliferesearch/

75 https://www.shetland.gov.uk/news/article/2380/fuel-poverty-in-shetland-to-hit-96-also

76 https://cast.ac.uk/in-our-hands-behaviour-change-for-climate-and-environmental-goals/

77 https://www.transport.gov.scot/media/49100/initial-appraisal-case-for-change-highlands-and-islands-report.pdf

78 https://www.gov.scot/news/tackling-unfair-delivery-charges

Poverty, poor health, and the NHS: Stopping the spiral

79 https://www.instituteofhealthequity.org/resources-reports/fair-society-healthy-lives-the-marmot-review

80 An Office of National Statistics report in April 2022 identified “statistically significant increases in the inequality of life expectancy at birth since 2015 to 2017”. In addition, people in the most deprived areas of England “saw a significant decrease in life expectancy between 2015 to 2017 and 2018 to 2020. https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/healthandsocialcare/
healthinequalities/bulletins/healthstatelifeexpectanciesbyindexofmultipledeprivationimd/
2018to2020

81 https://gp-patient.co.uk/surveysandreports

82 https://www.health.org.uk/programmes/public-perceptions-of-health-and-social-care/

83 https://www.health.org.uk/programmes/public-perceptions-of-health-and-social-care/

84 https://www.cqc.org.uk/publications/surveys/adult-inpatient-survey

85 GPPS Q1, compared with 44.6% of those in areas of least deprivation who reported difficulties https://www.gp-patient.co.uk/surveysandreports

86 GPPS Q21, compared with 41.2% of those in areas of least deprivation https://www.gp-patient.co.uk/surveysandreports

87 (31.9%) compared with those in all other quintiles, while people in the least deprived areas reported the smallest proportion of poor experiences overall (24.1%) https://www.gp-patient.co.uk/surveysandreports

88 GPPS Q32 https://www.gp-patient.co.uk/surveysandreports

89 https://www.health.org.uk/publications/reports/level-or-not

90 https://nhsproviders.org/rising-living-costs-the-impact-on-nhs-staff-and-patients

91 https://www.health.org.uk/news-and-comment/news/the-health-foundation-responds-to-the-autumn-statement-2022; https://nhsproviders.org/news-blogs/news/nhs-providers-responds-to-autumn-statement

92 https://www.kingsfund.org.uk/blog/2022/11/pritchard-challenge-next-nhs-efficiency-drive

93 https://www.health.org.uk/programmes/public-perceptions-of-health-and-social-care/

Mission critical – Levelling Up, a balancing act

94 Ipsos Levelling Up Index, May 2022. Source:https://www.ipsos.com/en-uk/ipsos-levelling-index-continues-show-clear-regional-disparities-how-public-feel-about-their-local/

95 Ipsos Levelling Up Index. Scores fall between +200 to -200 – the higher the score the more favourable public perception towards the indicators contained within each mission. The Levelling Up Index uses our gold-standard Ipsos UK KnowledgePanel to collate the data which captures the opinions of 12,000 respondents across all nations. The Levelling Up Index was first run in February 2022 and then again in early May 2022 and it will continue to run at regular intervals to help capture trends and changes across perception on delivery against the 12 missions. https://www.ipsos.com/en-uk/ipsos-levelling-index-continues-show-clear-regional-disparities-how-public-feel-about-their-local/

96 Ipsos Financial Wellbeing Tracker, September 2022. Source: https://www.ipsos.com/en-uk/ipsos-financial-wellbeing-tracker-shows-stark-divides-concern-about-household-finance/

97 Social Mobility Commission: The long shadow of deprivation. September 2020. Source:https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/923623/SMC_Long_shadow_of_deprivation_MAIN_REPORT_Accessible.pdf

98 ONS Employment statistics, October 2022. Source:https://www.ons.gov.uk/employmentandlabourmarket/peopleinwork/employmentandemployeetypes/bulletins/employmentintheuk/latest

99 ONS Economic Output indicators, October 2022. Source: https://www.ons.gov.uk/economy/economicoutputandproductivity/output/articles/ukeconomylatest/2021-01-25#realtermspay

100 Ipsos Financial Wellbeing Tracker, September 2022. Source: https://www.ipsos.com/en-uk/ipsos-financial-wellbeing-tracker-shows-stark-divides-concern-about-household-finance

101 Centre for Cities, February 2022. Source: https://www.centreforcities.org/blog/will-the-white-paper-level-up-the-high-street/

102 ONS supergroup classifications. Source: https://www.ons.gov.uk/methodology/geography/geographicalproducts/areaclassifications/2011areaclassifications/abouttheareaclassifications

From the cost of living to sustainable living

103 Ipsos Issues Index: October 2022. Available here:https://www.ipsos.com/en-uk/ipsos-issues-index-october-2022

104 Ipsos Earth Day 2022. Available here: https://www.ipsos.com/en-uk/earth-day-2022-more-to-do-to-persuade-public-to-make-high-impact-environmentally-friendly-changes

105 Ibid

106 Ipsos & CAST Net Zero Living Research 2022. Available here: https://www.ipsos.com/sites/default/files/ct/publication/documents/2022-06/net-zero-living-ipsos-cast-2022.pdf

107 Sports England Active Lives Survey 2021. Available here: https://www.sportengland.org/research-and-data/data/active-lives

108 Department for Transport All Change? Tracker Study 2022. Available here: https://www.ipsos.com/sites/default/files/ct/news/documents/2021-05/DfT-all-change-travel-tracker-wave-4-report.pdf