Comment on the Budget Statement


Although the furlough extension was welcome the budget from the Chancellor was still disappointing. The burden has once again fallen on those least able to bear it whilst further benefits have been given to Boris Johnsons rich chumocracy. It was particularly disappointing that the current Universal Credit uplift has neither been extended nor made permanent feature. The proposal to stop the £20 uplift as soon as the COVID restrictions are lifted will be of huge concern to so many who have been struggling and to others who face increased financial challenges. Many are suffering and are having to shoulder the burden yet the few who have been making money hand over fist during lockdown yet again escape. It’s time that some major corporations paid their fair share of tax.