[Ed. note: Solution is to put everyone on food stamps]
Food bills are soaring nearly four times faster than wages, according to the latest figures.
The average basket of groceries cost a budget-busting 4.1% more in August than the same month last year. That’s up from 3.9% in July.
With a typical worker’s pay rising at just 1.1%, millions of households are struggling to get by on less.
It’s not just food that’s out-stripping wages, as the Office for National Statistics announced inflation was running at 2.7% last month.
The consumer prices index (CPI) is down slightly from 2.8% in July, but everything from energy bills to train fares have shot up more than that.
The retail prices index (RPI), which includes housing costs, rose from 3.1% to 3.3%.
Yet it didn’t stop the out-of-touch Government repeating its claim that the economy had “turned a corner”.