Prices of pasta, tea, chips and cooking oil soar - The Evesham Observer

Prices of pasta, tea, chips and cooking oil soar

Evesham Editorial 25th Oct, 2022   0

THE PRICE of pasta, tea, chips and cooking oil has soared, according to new data, with vegetable oil going up by 65 per cent in a year.

Overall, the price of budget food in supermarkets rose by 17 per cent in the year to September, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said.

It comes as a separate ONS report sheds light on the cost-of-living crisis.

Almost half of adults who pay energy bills and 30 per cent paying rent or mortgages say these are difficult to afford.

Inflation – the rate at which prices are rising – is at a 40-year high.

Food prices drove the latest rise in living costs in September, along with energy bills and transport costs.



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