Andrew Gwynne MP said George Osborne’s Autumn Statement was proof that the Tory-Lib Dem Government’s policies were failing the people of Denton and Reddish and the country. Now working people are now on average over £1,600 a year worse off since David Cameron came to office. The Government are so out of touch that they have chosen to give people earning over £150,000 a huge tax cut.
Andrew Gwynne MP said:
“For all George Osborne’s complacent boasts, for millions of families there is still no recovery at all. After three damaging years of flatlining the cost-of-living crisis is set to continue with prices forecast to rise faster than wages until 2015.”
“And George Osborne is now struggling to catch-up with Labour’s strong policies on the cost of living. But the half-measures announced today show he simply doesn’t understand the cost-of-living crisis.”
“Britain can do better than this. What we needed today was Labour’s long-term plan to tackle the cost-of-living crisis and earn our way to higher living standards for all.”
Labour has already pledged to have more action to get more homes built, expand apprenticeships and back small firms by cutting not increasing business rates – so we have a strong recovery that’s built to last.
Labour would also action to make work pay by expanding free childcare for working parents and a compulsory jobs guarantee for young people and the long-term unemployed. Labour’s plan to freeze gas and electricity bills while we make long-term changes to the energy market – not a policy which will still see bills rising this winter and lets the energy companies off the hook.