Benefits not keeping pace with the cost of living crisis

Responding to the news that the Government has confirmed they will up-rate all benefits by just 3.1% rather than using April’s expected 6% rate, Liberal Democrat Welfare and Pensions Spokesperson Wendy Chamberlain MP said: “In the face of spiralling energy bills, the Conservatives are leaving some of the most vulnerable worse off. In the same breath, they are outrageously writing off billions in stolen Covid payments and crooked PPE contracts.

Wendy Chamberlain

“This callous Government is happy to let their mates off the hook while taking money out of peoples’ pockets while the country is struggling with the worst cost-of-living crisis in a generation.

“Ministers must immediately reverse this decision and bring forward a rise in benefits in line with April’s inflation figure – expected to reach 6%.”

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