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Cost of Living

Volume 481: debated on Monday 27 October 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the impact of the turbulence in the financial markets on the cost of living; and if he will make a statement. (229504)

These are difficult times in the global economy. The Government are determined to help families and businesses affected by the global economic difficulties, doing what we can to support those who need it most. The Government will update their forecasts for the UK and world economies, including prices, in the forthcoming pre-Budget report as normal, based on all relevant factors.