CITY VIEWS: ARE YOU NOTICING A SQUEEZE IN LIVING STANDARDS?

KEVIN HARPER | ALLIANZ
“Yes, fuel prices are going up, which has a major impact on disposable income -- and there are few signs of salary increases coming any time soon.”

SUSHANT KAPUR | HSBC
“Yes indeed, I work for a bank so I see that, and see people experiencing it. The squeeze is caused by rising inflation, tax increases, and salaries not increasing as much. ”

WILLIAM MACLACHLAN | HOLMAN FENWICK WILLAN
“Yes, everyday costs are increasing and I can’t see any improvement in the near future -- especially if there are more tax hikes.”