It's getting harder to make our pay packets stretch until the end of the month and more and more people are falling into debt. In our new animation we follow the lives of Gareth and Aisha and the every day challenges faced by millions of people who've been hit by the cost of living crisis.

The animation was created for the TUC's Britain Needs A Pay Rise campaign - a campaign to restore fairness to the nation's incomes. You can find out more about Britain Needs A Payrise at: tuc.org.uk/britainneedsapayrise

The animation was launched during Fair Pay Fortnight (24 March to 6 April 2014) - two weeks of events across the country, run by the TUC and its affiliated unions, to raise awareness about Britain's cost of living crisis. Find out more at: fairpayfortnight.org.

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