19 Jan 2023
The UK is experiencing multiple, interconnecting crises. The Covid-19 pandemic – and its associated policy responses – continue to produce disproportionate outcomes for minority communities in myriad ways that will be outlined in the forthcoming independent public inquiry. In addition to the health inequalities created or entrenched by the pandemic, people from a wide variety of backgrounds are experiencing the most significant cost-of-living crisis in decades. Inflation is rising, and Jack Monroe’s work with the Office of National Statistics has shown that the inflation rate for some essential food staples is as high as 50%. Energy prices in the UK are spiraling, with uncertainty over whether the Governments support to date will reach the communities that need it the most.