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Has Your Standard Of Living Improved Over The Last Decade?

We are constantly hearing that the UK economy has been one of the best performing over the last decade and the standard of living for all UK residents has improved, but how has your life changed over the last 10 years? Have you received value for money?

A quick look at how life has developed over the last decade will show that taxes have never been higher, energy costs have gone through the roof, insurance premiums have been rising year on year for some time, council services have been cut back (with less refuse collections to name but one) and employment prospects for many in the UK are bleak - and have been for some time.

When you also add in the fact that the manufacturing base in the UK has evaporated since the start of the millennium and goods from abroad are becoming more expensive, do we really have better value for money now than we had 10 years ago?

Life in the UK over the last 6 months has been very difficult but if the truth be known many people have been struggling to make ends meet for many years. The elderly are one group of society who seem to have suffered more than most, but they often remain out of the limelight until the government need votes. Life in the UK is not as great as some politicians would have you believe and there seems little doubt the value for money aspect has lurched downwards over the last decade.

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