Half of Britons struggle financially, says Which?

A quarter of Britons have used their savings to buy food or other essentials, a study by consumer rights group Which? will reveal this week.

Almost a third have given up holiday plans and half are struggling to cope financially, as wage freezes, job cuts and inflation hit incomes.

Richard Lloyd, executive director of Which?, said: "We know consumers are worried about rising food and energy prices. Our research also highlights significant changes being made to other buying decisions."