Inflation: Warning eight million struggling to keep up with bills

Secondly, because this survey was done through the spring of this year, which was before the latest energy price rises kicked in, and the recent spikes in food and fuel prices. If this many households were already finding it difficult at that point of the year, you can imagine that the picture has gotten significantly worse since then. The regulator is flagging up particularly concerns for the North of England and Wales compared with the South East of England, as well as among black respondents compared to the population as a whole.