New analysis from Mansfield Labour reveals a staggering 17,285 adults in Mansfield are already falling behind on household bills – and almost 10,000 have gone without food. The figures come ahead of Friday’s mini-budget, which takes place as the pound hits a 37 year low against the dollar, and real wages have fallen for 9 months in a row.
The analysis builds on the research from the debt charity, Money Advice Trust, which found one in five adults in the UK have fallen behind on at least one household bill and one in nine have gone without eating.
This week, Mansfield Labour councillors passed a motion declaring a cost of living emergency in Mansfield, just a day later, these shocking figures were revealed.
Publishing the analysis, Mansfield Labour’s Craig Whitby said,
“After 12 years of Conservative rule, our country is in crisis. Wages are falling, the economy is on the brink of recession and our NHS is on its knees.
“More than 17,000 are falling behind on their bills in Mansfield, and almost everyone is finding this tough at the moment. So it is staggering that the Conservatives plans to deal with the cost of living appear to be lifting the cap on bankers bonuses and resisting a windfall tax on the bumper profits of oil and gas companies – meaning higher tax and borrowing for the rest of us.”
“After more than a decade in power the Conservatives have delivered nothing for the people of Mansfield except low growth, high tax, and collapsing public services.”
There are 86,472 adults in Mansfield
According to new research from the money advice trust 1 in 5 are behind on their bills and 1 in 9 have gone without eating
So, we estimate 17,285 in Mansfield are behind on household bills
9,603 in Mansfield have gone without food