BRITISH EMPIRE: Cost of Living

The cost of living rose two points in August, making the index figure 73 above pre-War prices. This is the first increase since January, 1921, when the cost of living was 169 points above the pre-War level. Railwaymen will receive an extra shilling a week to offset the increase.

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