Cost of Living



The Economy, Trade and Rural Affairs Committee gathered views on the economic and rural impact of cost of living pressures. This inquiry sought to build on work planned or being done by other Senedd Committees around cost of living, including on fuel poverty, decarbonisation of housing, debt, and mental health inequalities.


Further information is available on our consultation page.



Report (July 2022):

The Committee published its report Cost of living pressures on 28 July 2022 (PDF 1,408KB)


Welsh Government response – 7 September 2022 (PDF 229KB)


Engagement findings (PDF 203KB)


Debate took place in Plenary on Wednesday 16 November 2022.



Follow up work (November-December 2022)

The Committee took oral evidence during autumn term 2022 on the impact of cost of living pressures on the cost of doing business and the Young Person’s Guarantee.

The Committee wrote to the Welsh Government about this work on 20 December 2022 (PDF 168KB).

Welsh Government response – 24 January 2023 (PDF 230KB)


Business type: Committee Inquiry

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

First published: 06/04/2022