One in four people skipping meals over rising cost of living worries, poll for Sky News suggests

Many are trying to skip meals, borrow money or go out less to make ends meet. A large number of people have also switched off heating to reduce energy bills.

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Many are trying to skip meals, borrow money or go out less to make ends meet. A large number of people have also switched off heating to reduce energy bills.

Rising bills have meant one in four people have resorted to skipping meals, according to a survey of more than 2,000 Britons.The poll also suggested the pressure from rising bills is being felt most by people on lower incomes.Lisa Burney is a mother of three from Wigan and works three jobs. She says what would have counted as disposable income is now being spent on household bills.

The survey suggests that three in five Britons turned off their heating to lower energy bills.after the price cap rose by 54% in April, with another sharp increase expected in October."When the meter runs out, I just light a few candles."Average petrol and diesel prices rose to an all-time high this year after the Russian invasion of Ukraine began.

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