The crisis is having a devastating effect on families, pushing many deeper into poverty and leading many others to struggle with day-to-day living costs.

Here you will find statements, briefings and links relating to the cost-of-living crisis we are currently facing.

I know that parishes will continue to do everything possible, including innovative ways of providing further material help and pastoral support. I also urge all Catholics to give whatever time and financial resources they can to charitable endeavours that support those who are affected by the current crisis.

Cardinal Vincent Nichols
Cost-of-Living Statement 2023

Ahead of the Government’s 2023 Autumn Statement, the Department for Social Justice has released a cost-of-living statement.

Cardinal Nichols on the Cost of Living Crisis

The Bishops recognise the complexity of the causes, both short and long-term, that bring about the crisis now affecting so many.

Briefing Paper: Cost of Living Crisis

A briefing paper from the Bishops' Conference Department for Social Justice on the cost of living crisis. The briefing looks at the current context and invites a response based on the key principles of Catholic Social Teaching.

Plater Trust Grant Programmes

On February 14 2022, The Charles Plater Trust (CPT) launched a £2.5 million grant programme which hopes to offer up to £500,000 in grants for good causes, annually, for the next five years.

Caritas Cost of Living Campaign

Caritas Social Action Network (CSAN) has launched a campaign calling on Catholics to write to their MPs urging the government to make changes to the welfare and tax system to help the most vulnerable in society.

CSAN's Poverty Challenge 2022: See, Judge, Act

Caritas Social Action Network has published a short formation resource to explain the Church’s teaching on poverty, and to invite a deeper response to it within the life of local communities.

CSAN on the Chancellor's Autumn Statement

CSAN statement on the Autumn Statement of the Chancellor of the Exchequer presented to Parliament on 17 November 2022.

CSAN Statement on Government Fiscal Plan

The Chancellor of the Exchequer presented a fiscal plan to Parliament which represented a sharp departure from the plans of the previous government.