2011 kicked off with another hike in petrol prices and rail fares; food prices are set to go up, not to mention the vat increase, and while private sector workers get pay rises this year, these are not in line with inflation. The pay disparity in the UK is at its widest since 1918, yet pay for bosses has increased again, and the next round of bankers' bonuses promises to earn them 'billions.'
Julian Worricker asks: are we - as George Osborne announced when delivering his austerity measures - "all in this together"?
Are you affected by the squeeze, or are you a high earner paying high taxes?
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