Press Comment: Budget exposes government disconnect

Responding to today’s budget, Heidi Chow, Executive Director of Debt Justice said:

“This budget exposes how disconnected the government is from the everyday lives of people where millions are suffering from falling incomes and have been pushed heavily into debt just to make ends meet.

Despite some respite on energy prices, the end of the Energy Bill Support Scheme will mean most households will still pay more just to heat and light their homes.

Instead of offering support to tackle record energy debt, the Chancellor prioritised tax breaks for higher earning pension savers and subsidies for big business.”

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