There is loads being written about how families are being hit by the increases in gas electricity and oil but just spare a thought for the hotels, Inn's Guest houses and bed and breakfast that try and forge a living from leisure and business tourism.
We are being hit harder than the average house. We are being taxed higher than any of our counterparts in the EU yet we are continually asked for discounts. It's embarrassing trying to explain to our friends from the USA that they can purchase whisky cheaper than we can!
We believe that at a time like this, when we are all feeling the pinch we have to be strong and help people have fun and make sure they are able to still go out.
So next time your out make sure you have a laugh with the Inn keeper and spare a thought for the hospitality industry when you moan to your MP.