Cost of Christmas increasing

Dawn Bowden AM has highlighted new figures from the TUC which show the cost of Christmas is increasing this year. Dawn Bowden said “With pay stagnating and a steady rise in the price of food we can see that the cost of Christmas has increased. The country, including public sector workers need a pay increase. We cannot go on like this as continuing with a low pay economy, and a pay cap will damage our futures”.

As Frances O’Grady of the TUC sates:

“Christmas dinner is going to be a lot more expensive this year. Food prices have gone up at twice the rate of wages.

“The government is failing to deal with Britain’s cost of living crisis. Working people need a pay rise. They shouldn’t have to worry about putting the turkey on the table.”

Read more here:

https://www.tuc.org.uk/news/cost-christmas-will-increase-pressure-family-budgets-says-tuc