Families need to be able to afford food

Stats reports:

Despite the rise in monthly food prices, prices are still 0.6 percent lower than a year ago. The fall was led by lower grocery food prices (down 2.1 percent), due to lower prices for fresh milk (down 9.0 percent), cakes and biscuits (down 6.2 percent), and yoghurt (down 11 percent). The fall was partly offset by price rises for chocolate and cheese.

Fruit and vegetable prices decreased 1.2 percent over the year.

Food prices increased 37.1% under Labour. In the seven years since 2008 food prices have only increased 10.5%.

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