The Telegraph today brings us news of hard times in the home counties. Under the headline "I make £120,000 but I can't recall the last time we went out for dinner" we hear the story of one man whose family are feeling the pinch:
"The squeeze has really hit me and my family. Even though we have a reasonable income we have had to economise, swapping Ocado deliveries for trips to Tesco, never changing our cars or going on city breaks. I can't remember the last time we went out for dinner," says Guy Jackson, 53, a financial compliance officer in the City, who lives in Farnham, Surrey."
Swapping Ocado for Tesco? Oh the humanity!
The Telegraph informs us that among Jackson's outgoings are £45,000 on school fees.
"It is quite difficult for people like me to maintain our standard of living in the current climate, and that is a worry," he concludes.
The Telegraph doesn't mention whether there is a phone number for donations.
Update: In case you're wondering why Jackson would have opened himself up to such easy ridicule it seems he may have been taking one for the team. The Telegraph's article gives a plug to some research from a financial services company called Nutmeg. And although it is not mentioned by the Telegraph, Jackson's profile on LinkedIn suggests he is an employee of the same company (hat tip @Clairywoowoo).