‘I sleep on my shop floor to save money’

Steve Jackson sleeps on the ground of the Jacksonwood Classic Tea Rooms in Kent as he cannot at all times afford the petrol to get dwelling – and repeatedly skips meals to assist him pay the payments.

Since the price of dwelling disaster began earlier this 12 months, Mr Jackson stated he is misplaced half of his commerce.

Now right down to his final £800 in financial savings, he stated he cannot afford to warmth his store, has needed to let two members of workers go and now fears he must shut his small enterprise inside months.

He stated: “There isn’t a mild on the finish of the tunnel. I’ve accomplished the whole lot potential and can not seem to make a dwelling.”

The federal government has set out new measures to assist folks pay for vitality payments, however they might be too late for folks like Steve.

A authorities spokesperson stated: “We perceive that persons are fighting rising costs, and whereas we won’t protect everybody from the worldwide challenges we face, we’re supporting British companies to navigate the months forward.”

Video Journalist: Stuart Maisner

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