New figures released this week show that wages have fallen significantly behind the rising cost of living. Are we yet to see the extent of the impacts of inflation? Should we brace ourselves for more disruption in the public sector?
Also on the podcast, as Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss attend hustings in Scotland: which candidate is favoured the most north of the border?
Katy Balls is joined by Kate Andrews and Isabel Hardman.
Produced by Max Jeffery and Oscar Edmondson.