Households cutting back on essentials
Britons are cutting down on food and heating according to housing charity Shelter due to their concerns about being evicted from their homes.
The charity’s survey discovered that 22 per cent of people have used less energy in the past year and 34 per cent have spent less on food in a bid to combat possible tenant eviction or repossession.
Campbell Robb, Chief Executive of Shelter said: “it demonstrates the tough choices families are now having to make, between heating their home, putting a decent meal on the table or paying for the roof over their head,” reports Cleardebt.
For some, this cutback may allow for a healthier diet and more energy efficiency, yet for others it may mean a lack of food and heating.
Mr Robb urged anyone who feels in danger of losing their home to seek advice as soon as possible.