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The British return to 1753


Flag of Great Britain. File photoMOSCOW, Oct 1High utility costs in UK pubs and restaurants are increasingly lighting candles instead of electric lighting, and swimming pools are encouraging customers to shower at home, reports The Independent. many businesses have reported a projected increase in their energy costs of over 500%, with some having already been forced to close.Britain is facing a health crisis due to savings on food, write SMISo, The Masons Arms pub in Cornwall switched to using candles on Mondays in order to reduce electricity bills. According to the owners of the institution, all the companies around are looking for strategies to survive, closing several days a week to save costs. “We're going back to 1753 when The Masons Arms opened,” lamented one of the pub owners. Crown Inn pub owner in Middleton, Callum Nolan, also said he would switch to candles and not succumb to “crazy” rising electricity prices. He added that he did not rule out not paying his bill next month due to a 200% increase in costs. Another pub, Thomas Daniell from Cornwall, plans to completely cut off electricity for one day next month. In addition, the institution was forced to stop working on Mondays and Tuesdays. “Everyone is struggling with the cost of living. It's getting out of control,” pub manager Jamie Hilton-Lavender complained. Rising energy prices have also affected companies associated with the fitness industry. For example, the management of Jesmond Pool and Gym in Newcastle, which operates on the basis of a charity organization, published a special survey for its clients, which mentioned that when using the shower, visitors consume a significant amount of water, as well as energy for it. heating. “Could you shower at home instead of the pool?” – the publication quotes an excerpt from the survey. Western countries are faced with rising energy prices and a surge in inflation due to the imposition of sanctions against Moscow and the policy of abandoning Russian fuel. Due to the rise in the price of fuel, primarily gas, industry in the West has largely lost its competitive advantages, which has also affected other sectors of the economy. Also, the United States and European countries are facing inflation that has been record for decades.

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