Cost Of Living Crisis Nothing New For Low-income Households

Published: Tue 26 Jul 2022 02:32 PM
Low-income households continue to be the most affected by the cost-of-living crisis, according to recent data.
Today Stats NZ released the latest Household Living Price Index, which shows a decade-long trend of low-income groups bearing the brunt of inflation.
“For poorer New Zealanders, the struggle to keep up with the cost of living is nothing new,” said NZCTU Economist Craig Renney.
“This data once again proves their experience of inflation is much worse than that of higher-income groups. The cost of living cannot only be an issue when it impacts higher-income earners, as it is starting to occur now”.
Renney said the data confirms the need for policies like Fair Pay Agreements, the New Zealand Income Insurance Scheme, and lifting the Minimum Wage.
“For those on a lower income, they don’t have any more wiggle room in their budgets to deal with these increasing challenges. We need to ensure we deliver income support for those with the least ability to manage, and not tax changes for those with the most.
Te Kauae Kaimahi
The New Zealand Council of Trade Unions Te Kauae Kaimahi brings together over 350,000 New Zealand union members in 40 affiliated unions. We are the united voice for working people and their families in New Zealand.
Contact NZCTU
Physical Address:
Level 3, 79 Boulcott Street, Wellington.
Media Contact:
Postal Address:
PO Box 6645, Marion Square, Wellington 6141.

Next in New Zealand politics

New Zealand Dodges Dopey Experiment In Prohibition
By: ACT New Zealand
Government Backs Police To Crackdown On Gangs
By: New Zealand Government
New Zealand Provides Further Humanitarian Support To Gaza And The West Bank
By: New Zealand Government
High Court Judge Appointed
By: New Zealand Government
View as: DESKTOP | MOBILE © Scoop Media