Low Incomes: Garston and Halewood

Treasury written question – answered on 3rd October 2019.

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Photo of Maria Eagle Maria Eagle Labour, Garston and Halewood

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU without a deal on the cost of living for low-income families in Garston and Halewood constituency.

Photo of Rishi Sunak Rishi Sunak The Chief Secretary to the Treasury

We would prefer to leave with a deal, and we will work in an energetic and determined way to get that better deal.

The Government is turbocharging preparations to ensure we are ready to leave on 31 October, and all necessary funds will be made available.

HM Treasury routinely monitors economic conditions and risks, and the Government has a range of mechanisms available to support vulnerable people and low resilience places. Furthermore, officials estimate the direct impact of spending decisions on household living standards, and this is a central consideration when allocating public funds. The most recent published record of this is at Budget 2018, and is available here https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/budget-2018-documents

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