Leading in the footsteps of David Cameron, and George Osborne. The so called 'Government Of The Working Class' announced more Austerity measures today, that will improve the lives of the rich and powerful, at the expense of the poor and vulnerable in our society.
£122bn worse off until 2021
'It's nothing but research and expert opinion'. These are the words of a brexiter in denial. Financial experts have forecast that the economy will suffer a £122bn hit up until the year 2021. Which has queued the Government to use the any-means-necessary approach to cuts in public sector funding. This includes your grandparents on benefits. Your disabled Son/Daughter.
£30 per week cuts to esa
The most vulnerable people in our society are being viciously attacked with this cut. Labour previously u-turned the government on this decision, but under the new Chancellor, Phillip Hammond. The legislation has been re-introduced. One guess to where this money will go? To fund the healthy lifestyle of the rich and powerful. With another slash in Corporation Tax!
Corporation tax reduced to 15%
Now we've seen what will inevitably push the poor into more destitution and hardship. Let's take a look at the corn the Government are throwing down for the chickens.
an extra 30p per hour rise for over 25's
The National Minimum Wage for over 25's has been slightly increased from £7.20 to £7.50 per hour. This is still not enough money to live on under the legislation of 0 hours contracts, with no guarantee that you will receive the text calling you into work. People with a slightly higher pay rate, still struggle to make ends meet with today's economy. These wages do not meet the demands of high rents and the cost of living.
ban on upfront lettings agent fees
This would be a sound policy, if it was matched with a rent cap so the money couldn't be added on to your monthly rent payments, thus paying much more than that fee as a replacement.
an extra 40,000 affordable homes - £1.4bn funding
An extra 40,000 homes will create jobs and aid those who needan affordable home. However, this number is no where close to Labour's ambition of building 200,000 not-for-profit council housing. Which will be the much better option for the vulnerable who desperately need it. This is still a win-win-win situation.
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