Regional Economic Inequalities

Part of Treasury – in the House of Commons at on 19 March 2024.

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Photo of Gareth Davies Gareth Davies The Exchequer Secretary

The hon. Lady is right to highlight the fact that we have extended the household support fund for the most vulnerable. That is on the back of £96 billion of support during the energy crisis and nearly £400 billion of support through the global pandemic. I would just point out to the hon. Lady that the fundamental difference between Conservative Members and Labour Members is that we believe the best route out of poverty is through work, and our party is increasing employment.