MORRISONS is today cutting the price of over 400 of the most popular items to make food affordable for families this autumn.

With the UK now in recession and some family budgets under pressure, Morrisons will reduce the prices of the 400 essentials by an average of 23 per cent.

Morrisons has already cut the price of over 800 customer favourites across its stores since last year.

This week’s cuts will span Morrisons fresh food, store cupboard staples and cleaning. Products will include fruit and vegetables, meat and poultry, bread and cornflakes, rice and pasta, plus bleach, cleaning fluid and toilet rolls.

The lower prices are intended to help families returning to work and school.

For example, the cost of a family lunch box will be coming down as will the cost of the nation’s most often cooked meal spaghetti bolognese with beef mince, ragu sauce and own-brand spaghetti all coming down in price.

David Potts, Morrisons Chief Executive, said: “It’s been a tough year for many families who find themselves stretched. To play our full part in feeding the nation, we’re cutting prices and holding them low to make our food more affordable for everyone. These are not short term promotions these are price cuts that are here to stay.”

He said Morrisons has been listening carefully to customers who say budgeting and value for money have become more important since the Covid-19 pandemic started.