Philip Hammond has delivered his Brexit squeeze budget, which will not only leave our NHS and care services in crisis but ordinary households will be £700 per year worse off.
Lib Dem Leader, Tim Farron MP said:
“This is an #OmNICshambles which shows the slimmed down ambition of this government. They are short of cash, short of ideas and short on ambition.
Everything in the Budget was overshadowed by a massive Brexit black hole at the heart of the Treasury’s forecasts. They have ignored the plight of the NHS, showing you can’t have a hard Brexit and a strong NHS. And they have broken the spirit of their manifesto commitments.”
In this video, Liberal Democrat peer Susan Kramer looks at what this Budget means the country. You can view it at https://youtu.be/wz2iftXNDiE
“This government is giving tax cuts to the richest and tax hikes for hard-working entrepreneurs. Targeting the self-employed by hitting white van man with a tax hike betrays Theresa May’s pledge to help the just about managing.
“If that were not bad enough, many public sector workers suffering a pay cap will be almost £3,000 a year worse off by 2020 – another painful example of the Brexit squeeze, caused by the Conservative Brexit government.”