Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation — Amendment of the Law

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 6:18 pm on 25th March 2013.

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Photo of Anas Sarwar Anas Sarwar Labour, Glasgow Central 6:18 pm, 25th March 2013

The Budget the Chancellor delivered was not the Budget that my constituents or the city of Glasgow needed. The Budget

Glasgow needs is one that gets the economy moving, helps people back into work and looks after the most vulnerable in our society. Instead, the Government are willing to give millionaires a £40,000 tax cut at the same time as 17,000 Glaswegians will have to cope with the impact of the bedroom tax. Thousands more will have to mitigate the damage to their family budget of the cuts to child tax credits, cuts to working tax credits and drastic cuts to the local services that many people rely upon. Wages are falling, jobs are being lost, household budgets are being squeezed and there is still no sign of a rethink. Just when will the Chancellor wake up and smell the Starbucks coffee?