Cost of living crisis: People are spending much less on non-essentials like summer holidays and clothing

Are people still booking holidays abroad during the cost of living crisis?

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The cost of living crisis is still affecting millions of people across the UK.

Statistics from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) shows around one in five people in the UK were in relative low income (relative poverty) after housing costs in the year 2021 to 2022.

As a result less households are spending money on non-essentials such as clothing and summer holidays, as disposable income is down and people are making more conscious financial decisions.

We spoke to people in Manchester to find out what they're going without during the cost of living crisis and whether they are still booking holidays.