Cost of Living Increase: Impact on Households

Part of Treasury – in the House of Commons on 15th March 2022.

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Photo of Kim Johnson Kim Johnson Labour, Liverpool, Riverside

The question was about what assessment has been made. The Resolution Foundation predicts that inflation will rise above 8% but benefits will increase by only 3%. Liverpool has some of the most deprived communities in this country, with 33% of children in my Riverside constituency suffering poverty. Does the Chancellor believe that now is not the time to increase national insurance contributions while the cost of living is increasing, forcing people into poverty at the highest level since the 1970s? Will he commit to putting measures in place in the spring statement?