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MP Slams UK Government's Budget for Ignoring Urgent Living Standards Concerns

Stewart McDonald MP has criticised the UK Government for failing to address urgent concerns in the recent Budget announcement.

Despite calls to prioritise measures aimed at improving living standards, the Chancellor's Budget has fallen short of delivering the necessary support.

The Member of Parliament for Glasgow South had previously called on the UK Government to focus on relieving mortgage burdens, address exploitative labour practices, and boost.

The MP for Glasgow South highlighted the failure to reintroduce mortgage interest tax relief, ban unpaid trial shifts, or increase funding for HMRC to effectively tackle exploitative labour practices, and implement a Real Living Wage and align benefits with inflation.

Commenting, Stewart McDonald said:

“The UK Government's failure to prioritise measures aimed at relieving mortgage burdens, banning exploitative labour practices, and boosting incomes in the recent Budget is deeply disappointing.

“These measures would have provided crucial support in easing the financial strain on homeowners, and the Tories appear to have given up on this last chance to address the cost-of-living crisis and provide meaningful support.

“By neglecting to take decisive action, the government perpetuates the troubling decline in living standards, causing these isles to fall further behind other comparable wealthy nations.”

See Stewart McDonald's letter to the Chancellor prior to the Budget here

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