Sunak’s £500m support fund “cold comfort” for struggling families

Responding to the news that the government will launch a £500m support fund for vulnerable households this winter, Christine Jardine MP, Liberal Democrat Treasury Spokesperson said: “This will be cold comfort for struggling families seeing their universal credit slashed and facing the risk of eviction.

Christine Jardine MP

“People need a generous package of support to help them cope with soaring gas bills this winter. Instead Rishi Sunak is offering then some crumbs off the table. He’s kidding himself if he thinks this will be enough to prevent the looming winter of discontent.

“If the chancellor really wanted to support vulnerable households, he would scrap his cruel cuts to universal credit and the planned tax hike that will kick people and businesses when they’re already down.”

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