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  • Living costs, inflation, economic welfare, real wages

Click to read the article below and then answer the questions:

Cabinet split on plan to cut UK food tariffs as grocery bills rise 5.9%

  • What is meant by food inflation?

  • What are the main determinants of price rises?

  • What is the current inflation rate?

  • Using the article, explain what the cost of living crisis refers to?

  • What economic policies have been put in place by Rishi Sunak to help with this crisis?

  • What economic policies can be implemented to help with the rise in living costs? Explain why

Noaf Al-Diraa, Alperton Community School

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