The findings in wave 6 of the RBI reveal that the current cost of living crisis presents a real danger of widening the existing inequalities found between and within different parts of the UK. Some of the findings that detail how difficult some households are finding it to cope in the current financial climate make for challenging reading. We must, however, use them to reaffirm how action is urgently needed, at a fundamental and structural level, to ensure we address the root causes of these inequalities and build better equity between our communities and resilience within them.
1 Aug 2022
The Rebuilding Britain Index Report (wave 8)
Short-term support and and long-term action are both vital in alleviating the financial pressures households are facing as a result of the cost of living crisis. Pairing immediate support with longer-term action and thinking will help ease current and future financial pressures while also addressing wider social inequalities that exacerbate the impacts of cost-of-living crises. This strategic approach can truly level up the whole of the UK.
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