Cost of living – survey results

HR software provider CIPHR polled 1,006 UK adults to find how rising living costs are impacting them at work.

According to CIPHR’s research, two in three people (68%) have felt stressed or overwhelmed at times during the last few months because of increases to their cost of living, and over one in four (27%) are considering looking for a job with higher pay.

The full results are below.

Have you done any of the following over the last few months because of increases to your cost of living / rising living costs?

Changes that have workers have made or requested due to rising living costs

Percentage of people (by age) who took these actions because of increases to their cost of living over the last few months

Percentage of people (by industry) who said they have attended work when unwell because they couldn't afford to take the time off and lose wages

Percentage of people (by industry) who said they are considering looking for a better paying job

Notes

CIPHR conducted an online survey of 1,006 employed UK adults between 18-21 May 2022. Around two-fifths (61%) of those polled work at organisations which have 251+ employees, a quarter (28%) work at organisations with 51 to 250 employees, and one in 10 (11%) work at organisations with 26 to 50 employees.

Due to the survey’s sample size some industries were underrepresented and therefore too statistically unreliable to include.