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Feeling the pinch

Considering the health impacts of the cost of living crisis.

Annabelle Machin

Stay warm, have something to eat, or get into more debt?

That’s the difficult choice facing so many people this winter as the UK faces a cost of living crisis. Soaring food, fuel and mortgage costs, compounded by a decrease in real income mean that many people are being forced into poverty. These cost of living increases are widening health inequalities and damaging people’s health(1).

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