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The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, announced the UK Government’s Budget yesterday.

As everyone now works through the detail, it is increasingly clear that it was all style, no substance.

  • Confirmed: worst economic crisis of any major economy thanks to Conservative Government decision-making.
  • Nothing for our NHS and social care heroes – and a cut in NHS spending.
  • Social security cut as unemployment spikes.
  • Tax hikes, pay freezes and Universal Credit cuts squeezing family finances.
  • No action to fix failing job schemes.
  • Missing green recovery package.
  • Over £14bn of cuts to public services planned for the rest of the Parliament.
  • Capital spending cut by £500m when we need investment for our recovery.
  • Chancellor and Community Secretary put their own constituencies top of the list for Levelling Up cash.
  • Leaving the EU will cause a permanent 4% hit to our GDP.
  • Silence on unsafe cladding