Cost of living: Fuel and clothing at top of family spending cutson July 22, 2022 at 8:58 am

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Retailers say record price rises are making households concerned over what they can afford.

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Families are cutting back on fuel and clothing as rising prices make them question what they can afford, new figures suggest.

Petrol and diesel sales fell by 4.3% in June as prices at the pumps hit new records, monthly retail data shows.

Clothing sales dropped by 4.7%, as UK inflation reached new highs.

Retailers told the ONS these figures indicated people were cutting back on spending due to higher prices and concerns over what they could afford.

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