Britain’s cost-of-living squeeze is starting to bite into the spending power of most parts of the country, with 43% of those who pay energy bills saying they will struggle with the costs. The same proportion said they will be unable to save over the next year as a result of a jump in household bills, the Office for National Statistics said Monday. The findings from the Opinions and Lifestyle Survey showed 87% of adults felt prices rising. The findings underscore the scale of the hit to consumers from a jump in electricity and natural gas prices that has pushed up inflation across the economy to a 30-year high. The government is under pressure to provide more support to the poorest households. The figures collected from March 16 to March 22 also showed: Almost a quarter of adults, 23%, said it’s difficult to pay their usual household bills in the […]