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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. Food Bank image

Mendip District Council's Cost of Living Emergency Declaration

Cost of Living Emergency, Motion to Full Council - 23rd May 2022

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.

More Mendip households helped, as cost of living crisis deepens

Mendip District Council will distribute further financial help to eligible council tax payers struggling to cover household bills.

Financial hardship - support available

Support from Mendip District Council and other organisations

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