Chancellor needs to be much more ambitious in Spending Review

Responding to the Chancellor’s announcement ahead of the Spending Review, Liberal Democrat Treasury Spokesperson Christine Jardine said: “For people worried about work now or facing continued exclusion from government support, investment in job centres is no replacement for a serious economic strategy to protect and create jobs.

Christine Jardine MP

“The country needs a radically new approach to the recovery that tackles deep-seated inequality, prioritises unparalleled infrastructure investment into the green economy of the future and ensures no one is left behind.

“Before the Chancellor stands up in Parliament, he still has time to think again and listen to Liberal Democrat calls to support carers with an extra £4bn to local authorities, extending access to free school meals and providing mental health services can support everyone.”

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