Cost of Living Emergency
Mendip District Council declares a cost of living emergency.
The economic hardship being felt by Mendip residents, communities and businesses, has prompted councillors to declare a cost of living emergency.
Mendip is the first District Council in the UK to adopt the strong stance, which is designed to acknowledge and address rural poverty due to rising food and fuel prices.
There has been a massive increase in the cost of living and its impact is being felt on working people, pensioners, and those on benefits. Councillors fear local families will be pushed even deeper below the poverty line unless drastic action is taken.