Last week Lucy visited Asda Hulme, where she met customers and heard first-hand about how they are juggling household budgets and their level of optimism for the future.
The discussion focussed on the findings from the Asda Mumdex reports, which provides regular insight into how Asda customers feel about the economy and their household finances, Government policies and social issues.
Asda arranged the visit as part of its ongoing Community Life scheme, which has seen the supermarket take steps to place its stores at the heart of their local communities, including opening up their doors for use by community groups and fundraising for local good causes.
Lucy Powell MP commented: “The listening event was a great opportunity to chat to local families in a neutral setting. The cost of living is a topic that my constituents regularly raise with me, as the Government’s benefits reforms are really beginning to bite and rising bills are hitting hard, so it was particularly useful to see and hear first-hand how families are managing their household finances.”