The economic figures released yesterday make for grim reading. They were confirmation that the UK economy has been hit harder than any other country in the G7. So our path to recovery is longer and more difficult – and that means hard times ahead for families up and down the country. To listen to the Chancellor you’d think it was nothing to do with him. But the truth is, recovery will take longer because of his irresponsible decisions. We were too slow into lockdown, too hasty to withdraw vital support from businesses and workers, and the Chancellor’s had to rip up his winter economy plan four times before winter has even started. That has led to deeper damage and a longer recovery. And it’s clear that it’s the British people who will be picking up the bill. Buried in the small print of his response was a £1billion council tax bombshell that will hit families up and down the country. The Chancellor froze pay for police officers, firefighters and other key workers – that will pull spending out of our high streets and small businesses. And he ploughed ahead with a cut to Universal Credit that will hit those who can least afford it. This triple hammer… Read full this story
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