Hull residents have shared the impact of the rising cost of living on their personal finances with the sharp increase in public transport prices. Rail fares are expected to increase next year as prices are tied to the Retail Price Index, and residents in Hull are eager to give their reaction to this increase.

GB News reporter Anna Riley heard a man say, “If I have to drive myself, it’s more of a road than I can afford.

“So public transport is the best option for me.

“It will probably make me uncomfortable but it’s necessary.”

Elsewhere, one woman added: “The impact is because obviously, we if single, non-working parents benefit, it obviously limits us on what we can do. do with children on vacations with travel.”

Another man told GB News: “I usually look up how much money I have and make sure I have enough money to buy a ticket and enough money to get a ticket home.

“Because if I don’t have one, I just can’t buy food.”

A mother of six added: “We’re going on trains to get to the hospital and everything, I have six children believe it or not. So it’s going to make a big difference, a different one. very big difference.

“Because people rely on it, trains and buses are already too expensive.”

It comes as new data shows Britons are turning to cheaper food alternatives when shopping in supermarkets as they try to adjust to the deepening cost of living crisis.

Market researcher NielsenIQ said that in the four weeks to June 18, sales of frozen poultry increased 12% year-on-year, sales of rice and cereals increased 11%, canned beans and pasta up 10%, gravy/stock up 9%, canned meat up 9% and dry pasta up 31%.

By contrast, sales of beer, wine and spirits, still affected by the slow reopening of the hotel industry a year ago, fell 9.7%, while overall merchandise sales fell 6. .1% as shoppers cut discretionary spending.

“Shoppers are starting to have different options to offset their increasing cost of living. For some households, the way to save money is to buy cheaper products,” said Mike Watkins. , NielsenIQ’s head of sales and retail in the UK said.

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He notes that for the 15% of households who now consider themselves “struggling”, nearly a quarter of these will stop buying certain products and 28% will shop more in stores. discount Aldi and Lidl German owned.

Total grocery sales in UK supermarkets rose 1.5% on a value basis over a four-week period compared with the same period last year, the researcher said, boosted by Jubilee celebrations. Queen’s platinum and hot weather. However, sales were down 5.5% on a volume basis.

In four weeks, store visits increased by 7%, adding 31 million visits, the market researcher said.


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