News Roundtable   Aug 4, 2022

The cost of living crisis – heat or eat?

With Christina Patterson, Duncan Weldon, Liz Webster & Chris Morris


In this week’s ‘News Roundtable’ episode, host Chris Wright joins journalist, broadcaster and writer, Chris Morris, chair of ‘Save British Food’, Liz Webster, journalist, former political advisor, economist and writer, Duncan Weldon, and journalist, writer and broadcaster, Christina Patterson.

First, the panel discuss the pledges of Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss to cut taxes – have they found the magic money tree? They compare the two plans, contemplating how this will affect demand in the economy and how inflation will influence the average household’s true disposable income in Britain.

The conversation moves on to debating the record-breaking profits from energy giants BP and Shell. They question how the public will deal with the rising energy costs during the winter – will people need to choose between heating or eating? Economist Duncan Weldon provides an insight into how the energy giants can record such profits while energy bills are soaring. 

Together, the panel looks to the future of what life could look like for the average household in the next year and debates what Liz Truss or Rishi Sunak could do to try and solve the cost of living crisis.

All this and much more debated on this week’s Wright on the Nail!

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Episode published: Aug 4, 2022

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