The comments made by Anneliese Dodds, the Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, on 1 February 2021.
These figures confirm what we already know: the pandemic, and the Government’s handling of it, is worsening regional inequality.
We need a responsible approach to secure our economy and bring jobs to every village, town and city.
Instead, the Chancellor is hitting families with a triple hammer blow of cuts to Universal Credit, a massive hike in council tax and a pay freeze for millions of key workers. It’s economically illiterate.