We ask Liverpool: Are the government doing enough to help with the cost of living?

WATCH: We’ve been on the streets of Liverpool to get your thoughts following an energy price hike that could see a 54% increase in bills for families.

The government has announced measures to help protect households from the steep cost of living increases, such as higher energy bills and food prices.

One of the measures announced was a one-off Council Tax rebate of £150 for properties in Council Tax Bands A-D, which should benefit 202,713 households in Liverpool.

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Other options include a £200 loan and a discretionary fund for local authorities to help struggling families in their areas.

But is the government doing enough with an expected £693 annual increase in energy bills for the average household?

‘They haven’t got a clue the government’

Jenny says what she thinks of the rising cost of living

Jenny from the Wirral says: "They need to come speak to people, ordinary people. They haven't got a clue; the government, the MPs, the powers that be they haven't got a clue about things going up."

‘It’s costing me a lot in bills at the minute because I am on a prepaid meter’

Mark says what he thinks of the rising cost of living

Mark from Toxteth says: "It's costing me a lot in bills at the minute because I am on a prepaid meter. I don't get much for my money now on my card like I used to. I'm using more for gas and electric and water."

‘Everything’s gone up!’

Lauren says what she thinks of the rising cost of living

Lauren says: "Everything's gone up! The price of oil is nearly double the price of what it is what it was before Covid. In the shops, silly things have gone up by five or ten pence so it means that your whole food shop has gone up."