A says, “My husband and I both worked full-time before 2008. Now we have one very part-time job and one periodic contract job between us, as it’s all we can get, despite being experienced and qualified in our fields. Our income has fallen by about 70%. Yet council tax has almost doubled, and utility, petrol and food costs have risen hugely. We are forced to live cheaply and supplement any shortfall with savings/redundancy payoffs.”

Source: http://figr.es/s275