Recent research has shown that for the majority of people choosing to pay the utility bills over eating, or vice versa, has not really been an issue for most of us, thankfully!
And this is a fantastic result! Quite frankly, no one should ever have to make a decision between getting to eat or paying the bills, and 80 percent of those surveyed have never been put in such a tight spot. However, twenty percent of those polled have admitted that they have been faced with the choice of paying for heat or eating.
To be fair, there is no indication about when that 20 percent had to make this tough choice. It could have been years ago when they were just starting to get their feet under them, or perhaps it occurred more recently during a period of transition for them. A large portion of that 20 percent have probably had to make that decision recently. While it is great that 80 percent have never been faced with such a task, it is kind of troubling that 20 percent have.
At the moment the unemployment rate in the UK is at 5.8 percent. This number isn't too shabby overall, but why are there an additional 14.8 percent who say they have to choose between heating and eating? Are the prices of bills that excessive that even working people struggle to pay for heating?
Let us know in the comments what you think it could be!