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UK Food Prices Are Soaring and Plunging Millions Into Distress

  • BRC, JRF surveys lay bare the scale of cost of living crisis
  • Government aid package ‘doesn’t even touch the sides’ of issue
Fresh food has driven the surge in the price of basic goods with a 6% jump in prices.

Fresh food has driven the surge in the price of basic goods with a 6% jump in prices.

Photographer: Hollie Adams/Bloomberg

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The price of basic goods in UK stores is rising at the fastest pace in almost 14 years, leaving poorer families taking drastic action to make ends meet, according to surveys published Wednesday.