Bridget Phillipson – 2021 Comments on Inflation Figures

The comments made by Bridget Phillipson, the Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, on 20 October 2021.

The government’s cost of living crisis is sadly not going away.

The Tories are out of touch, hitting people with a Universal Credit cut and a jobs tax, just at a time when they’re left with less money in their pockets at the end of the month and are feeling the pinch.

Instead of complacently sitting back and leaving people worse off, Labour would get a grip on the crisis and improve people’s everyday lives. Our plan to buy, make and sell more in Britain is the real route to a higher wage, high productivity economy, backed by a boost to pay and conditions from a £10 minimum wage right now, fair pay agreements and an end to exploitative practices that are lowering standards.