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March 17 2014: We ask are people feeling better off than they were this time last year?

With the budget coming up- March 19th – unsurprisingly people have started to question if they are better off than this time last year.

The Guardian asked its readers to share their stories, and to say if they feel better off or worse off than before.  Many people have responded and their contributions make interesting reading – take a look at their comments.

Some find that whilst income remains the same, the cost of living has gone up dramatically and their incomes haven’t reflected this change – squeezing their already tight budget and decreasing their disposable income. But there does appear to be an increase in confidence in the amount of business being generated and government-backed schemes seem to be helping the self-employed and start-ups. Read more

 

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