Posted by Aston Avery

Brits go green to tackle spiralling costs

With the rising prices of both food and energy, most of us have felt the sting of an increased cost of living. But as prices increase, Britons of all ages are displaying resilience and ingenuity to tackle the cost-of-living crisis, with many of these habits bringing additional benefits to the environment – according to a new study.

The cost-of-living crisis has seemingly had a knock-on effect on the UK’s lifestyle habits, with half of Britons (49%) reporting they have implemented greener habits in the past 12 months to offset the rising cost of living, according to new research by F&C Investment Trust.

Measures to curb energy usage are unsurprisingly at the top of the list of habits Brits have adopted, with the vast majority having curbed or looking to curb their energy use (51%). However, ranking high on our top habits to go green is embracing second-hand shopping and as seen in war time, making do and mending.

Aston spoke to personal finance expert and co-founder of Millennial Money Shaq Magee.

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