Low incomes: Food and Fuel

Treasury written question – answered on 4th October 2019.

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Photo of Maria Eagle Maria Eagle Labour, Garston and Halewood

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to mitigate for the effect of potential price rises in fuel and food for low-income families in the North West in the event the UK leaving the EU with no deal.

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

The Government has been clear that should there be no deal, we would support the economy through whatever appropriate action is necessary.HM Treasury routinely monitors existing economic conditions and risks, and the Government has a range of mechanisms available to support vulnerable people from price rises.

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