The question is, is it spending on luxury goods fuelling inflation, or on essentials? Inflation is on food, energy, rent (as always) and fuel. Bumping interest rates would seem to just impose extra misery with little results. We have the government proposing higher wages which contributes to inflation, no solution offered to those who cant work, and the only thing staving off complete chaos albeit temporarily a energy price cap. This seems to be the end game of corporate greed kicking in, the supply issues are down to lack of investment in capacity and supply chains, its more profitable to run a tight ship in the sense you want your business running as close to 100% capacity as possible. Energy crisis due to acting too late to our reliance on imports. Also inflation due to Brexit. If suppliers have rising costs, not sure how a interest rate hike solves that problem. I think short term government has to subsidise energy, whether thats a flat out bailout or taking a stake in energy companies I dont know, I would prefer the latter, as the former is gifting to private shareholders. Its worth noting the wholesale price is currently dropping rapidly. I think green levies need to be suspended, people been able to afford their monthly bills and eat proper meals at the same time is 24/7/365 more important than green initiatives. Especially when consumers have no direct control, even when using an ernegy supplier who claims to only use green energy, the levies are paid. Dont know how people can sleep at night thinking otherwise. I think either the winter fuel allowance needs a big buff, or VAT on energy needs to be excluded for anyone on a means tested benefit. Cover the gap either with a higher rate income tax buff, or a inheritance tax buff. Government should buy back power stations companies dont want to turn back on because they deem it unprofitable, and then turn them on. Universal credit needs the £20 reinstated and made permanent. Even some tory MPs support this. Consider a social tariff for energy, subsidised either by taxation or those not on social tariff, I prefer the former. HS2 suspended due to reason of national crisis, reviewed at later date. Saved costs can contribute to above.