United Kingdom experienced a recession affecting UK families with unemployment and the high cost of living. Economy shrank 7.1 percent in the “Greatest Recession” from spring 2008 to summer 2009. Unemployment is at its highest point since 1995, and the number of unemployed people has not been higher since 1994. Statistics show young people suffer the most, with one in five do not have a job. Families are confused, if there will constantly plunging into the abyss of debt.
Food inflation rose by 6.3 percent equal to three times the average of other G7 members (France, Japan, Canada, Germany, Italy, United States) which only rose 2.1 percent. In fact, the Netherlands and France do not touch the figure rose 1 percent. Home-based income also fell 3.5 percent due to salary increases due to the failure of inflation.
Expenditure per week family United Kingdom is approximately £ 473.60. Largest expenditure is on transport, which is about 14 percent of total expenditures. Therefore, learning tips to save on transportation. Check tire pressure, regular servicing of the car, close windows, turn off the air conditioner, shop around for petrol. Other expenditures are for housing, energy, gasoline, recreation and culture, food and non alcoholic beverages.