Video Credits: Neha Tekawade, Nicholas Dunning.
This afternoon in Westminster, firefighters and control personnel held a protest to signal the beginning of the strike vote. Union members are voting on industrial action to demand a 15% salary increase in response to the rising cost of living crisis.
Labour MP Zara Sultana addressed FBU members who descended on London today from up and down the country to mark the start of a strike ballot. The potential strike would be the first on pay since 2003. Rejecting a 5% pay offer, members say they have been underpaid for years and that colleagues are suffering. She said, "The politics don’t just stop at Westminster; it doesn’t just stop at Parliament; it’s in the world, and it sends our community wherever there a
Charities, councils and community groups across the UK are opening warm banks helping people who can’t afford turning on their heating.
The temperatures in London are falling but the energy costs are rising for households. The UK raised its energy price cap by 80% on October 1st which means the average UK energy bill will be reaching 3,549 pounds a year. Reports suggest that some people may resist using their heating despite the severe weather expected in coming days.
These warm banks aim to offer a safe, warm and friendly space during these tough times. People can come along, eat, drink and spend a good time.
People visiting warm banks in Harrow
Rachel Wright, Trustee at Harrow Giving, explains how they became involved in setting up warm banks in
Clever budgeting tips have been key for the success of students over several years. However, the cost-of-living crisis means that there will be a harsh winter for the livelihoods of students.
24 Oct 2022
By: Krithika Iyer, Paul Hudson, Rishab Shaju & Titus D’souza
Credit: Nneoma Ekwagh
The rising costs of living caused by inflation in the UK have pushed students to resort to unique and unconventional ideas to save money. From clothing to transport, prices for essentials have reached unsurmountable summits.
National World surveyed students between the 17th of May and the 11th of August 2022. The survey found that 82% of its participants claimed to have significant financial problems.
We spoke with students from the University of Westminster to learn more a