Luke at the Citizens Advice drop in
Luke at the Citizens Advice drop in

The cost of living crisis is the biggest issue facing our country. With food prices increasing, heating bills going up and taxes rising, I know this is a very difficult time for many families in Plymouth and up and down the country.

I understand your concerns. I do not believe the Government’s actions come close to meeting the challenge this emergency represents. It has provided no effective cost-of-living plan, no effective plan for growth and no plan for rights at work.

If you are struggling to keep up with rising costs, angry about the lack of support, or are confused about what measures are available to you: You are not alone.

TSB’s latest Money Confidence Barometer for South West England found that:

  • 54% of people are worried about rising fuel and energy costs.
  • 49% have taken money out of their savings have done so to cover the increased cost of living.
  • 44% said they have reduced household spending in the last six months to manage the cost-of-living.
  • 20% are worried about paying for household groceries.
  • 20% have taken out new or additional debt.

If you do need help with the cost of living crisis, I have set up this page to signpost advice from some fantastic organisations like Plymouth Online Directory, Citizens Advice and Money Saving Expert on what support is available to you.

Help for Households

There are a range of schemes available to help if you are struggling with the cost of living crisis. You can find out more about these schemes, such as support with childcare costs or help with travel costs, on the Gov.uk website

I am here to help, and so please get in touch with me if there is anything that I can assist with. You can call the Plymouth office on 01752 717255 or email me at luke.pollard.mp@parliament.uk

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