By rewarding the wealthy at the expense of the poorest our society, this budget exacerbates inequality and does nothing to tackle the cost of living crisis - Jon Trickett MP.
Beth Winter MP tackles Jeremy Hunt's first full budget, showing just how out out of touch this Government is.
“Our members won’t be taken for fools and this research emphatically proves that the government’s insistence that inflation-matching pay rises are unaffordable is ludicrous" - Mark Serwotka, PCS Union General Secretary.
"Over 10 years of Austerity, with cuts to jobs, welfare and public services... that has impacted the most on Black communities, women, the elderly, disabled and young people"
"On a day when so many of Britain’s key workers were forced to strike over poverty pay, they were offered nothing" - Rebecca Long Bailey analyses the failures of Hunt's budget.
Hunt’s optimistic and upbeat tone throughout his Budget Day speech was “massively misplaced,” as “the overall picture of the British economy is one of stagnation.”
‘Was that it?‘ - a Budget with no ambition, more of the same at best, and basically ignoring the most pressing problems facing the UK.
While the Chancellor delivered a budget that failed to address the crisis, over 700,000 trade unionists took action in an inspiring show of force from our movement.
"On a day when 700,000 workers were on strike because of the driving down of their wages, the Tory Chancellor found billions of pounds for corporations."
"Our message to Rishi Sunak and Jeremy Hunt is we are not going away" - Mark Serwotka, PSC General Secretary