Depending on who you ask, the average Briton has either never had it better or never had it worse.
The truth is, there is no average person in the UK. Every student, businessman, postman, teacher, artist and parent in the country has been affected by changes to welfare, taxes, pensions and day-to-day costs in a unique way. When politicians claim ‘the country’ is better or worse off than five years ago, they’re neglecting the vast nuances of living standards in the UK.
Social media documents the concerns and celebrations of millions of ordinary and extraordinary Britons. We’re not boiling living standards down to a slogan or single judgement. This week, you get the entire picture.