Posted October 18, 2023
The Office for National Statistics has today published its latest Consumer Prices Index, which shows the rate of inflation remained at 6.7 percent in the 12 months to September 2023.
David Cheadle, Acting Chief Executive of the Money Advice Trust, the charity that runs National Debtline, said:
"Inflation remains stubbornly high and these figures will do nothing to alleviate the anxiety for millions of people already dealing with mounting debts.
“Our advisers at National Debtline are hearing first-hand the impact that sustained high costs have had on struggling households.
“With winter fast approaching, many people are once again facing impossible choices between turning the heating on or going without meals.
“More action is needed to support households experiencing financial difficulty, including through a government backed ‘Help to Repay scheme to help with unaffordable energy arrears.
“I would urge anyone who is worried about their finances to contact National Debtline for free, expert advice.”
National Debtline provides free, independent, expert advice. Contact us free on 0808 808 4000 or via www.nationaldebtline.org.