Responding to the Budget, Liberal Democrat Treasury Spokesperson, Christine Jardine MP, said: “Rishi Sunak is out of touch with the British people.
“Today the Chancellor missed the chance to avoid a cost of living crisis which will cause sleepless nights for families up and down the country.
“People who work hard, pay their taxes and play by the rules needed support. Instead, the Chancellor could only offer tax hikes, benefit cuts and no answer to energy bills skyrocketing by the day.
“The greatest betrayal of this budget is the woeful lack of action to help our children recover from the pandemic. All the Chancellor could scrape together was a miserable pound a day for our children to catch-up after months of being locked out of classrooms.
“The Chancellor spent more today on cutting the price of a prosecco than saving our children’s futures. This tells you everything you need to know about the Government’s priorities.
“Under this Chancellor, we have the highest tax burden since the Second World War, but the lowest school spending per pupil in a generation.”