The Office for National Statistics (ONS) Opinions and Lifestyle Survey for January has revealed nine in 10 of the adults reporting increased costs have seen their grocery shopping rise in price, while eight in 10 are facing more expensive energy bills.
The data lays bare the extent of the ongoing cost of living crisis, which has been driven by rocketing inflation and increases in the wholesale price of gas.
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Though grocery shopping and energy costs were cited as the main drivers, some respondents reported an increase in transport costs and rent or mortgage costs as well.
Rising energy prices have been dominating headlines for several months thanks to a dramatic rise in the cost of wholesale gas.
Though most households across the UK are being affected, the ONS survey points out increases will hit the poorest households the hardest.