Squeezed Budgets: Families Forced to Cut Spending Amidst Cost of Living Crisis

…By Judah Olanisebee for TDPel Media. Cost of Living Crisis: Families Face Severe Spending Cuts


As the cost of living crisis persists, families across the country are being compelled to make significant reductions in their spending.

The situation has become so severe that one in four families state that they will have to purchase fewer birthday and Christmas presents for their loved ones.

Research conducted by Lowell, a credit management company, reveals that one in five individuals (17%) are concerned about their ability to afford food for their families during the summer holidays.

Moreover, online searches for the phrase “food bank near me” have surged by 200% in the past month.

Navigating Financial Challenges during the Summer

John Pears, the UK managing director of Lowell UK, emphasizes that while the summer holidays offer more family time, many will face financial and social pressures in supporting their families during this period.


The cost-of-living crisis has had a profound impact on numerous households.

In such financially demanding times, it is crucial for people to be aware of available financial guidance and adopt money-conscious living practices, especially when children are on school break.

Pears adds, “Our report indicates that families are particularly apprehensive about the approaching summer season.

We hope that our research encourages people to engage in discussions about their finances and take control of key areas that have the greatest impact on their financial well-being.”

Concerns over Debt and Additional Childcare Costs

Lowell’s survey reveals that one in 10 Britons claim to accumulate an additional £500 worth of debt each month.

Furthermore, a quarter of parents express worries about their ability to afford extra childcare during the summer holidays while they are at work.

The table provided illustrates the top changes families anticipate making due to the cost of living crisis.


These adjustments include reducing eating out, purchasing fewer birthday and Christmas gifts, refraining from buying new clothes, canceling holidays, and more.

In these challenging times, it is essential for families to explore various strategies to make ends meet and seek available support to alleviate financial burdens.

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About the Author:

Judah Olanisebee is a talented writer and journalist based in Lagos, Nigeria. He is a valuable contributor to TDPel Media, where he creates compelling content that informs and engages readers. Judah is passionate about covering a wide range of topics, from current events and politics to technology and business. His writing style is characterized by its clarity, concision, and attention to detail, making his articles a pleasure to read. Judah’s commitment to providing accurate and timely information to his readers has earned him a reputation as a trusted source of news and analysis. When he’s not writing, Judah enjoys spending time with his family, reading books, and exploring the vibrant city of Lagos.

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