Cost of living: Two-child families paying £400 a month more

Cost of living: Two-child families paying £400 a month more

May 23, 2022 by BBC News - Family & Education

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  • By Callum Thomson & Noor Nanji BBC News Image source, Getty Images Basic goods and services for a typical family with two young children are about £400 a month more expensive than they were last year, new data suggests.
  • Image source, Stacey Sherwood Image caption, Stacey, who has two children, says: "I work, I should be able to pay for things myself" "Day trips out with the kids, outings - all of that's gone," she says.
  • The government has said it is supporting families struggling financially in the face of rising prices, including a £150 council tax discount and a £200 loan for energy bills in the autumn.
  • But Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak is under increasing pressure to offer more support to households, including a windfall tax on oil and gas companies' profits, a cut to VAT and further financial help with energy bills.

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