73. The War on the Poor w/ Alfie Stirling

This week, Grace and Alfie Stirling, Chief Economist of the New Economics Foundation, look ahead to the Chancellor's spring statement – which looks set to contain very few of the measures needed to tackle the cost of living crisis.

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‘Come April, if Sunak doesn’t do more, we’ll have 23.4 million people in the UK having to make sacrifices on essential items.’

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This week, Grace and Alfie Stirling, Chief Economist of the New Economics Foundation, dissect the Chancellor’s spring statement. It looks set to contain very few of the measures that would be necessary to tackle the cost of living crisis, which we discussed last week with Gary Stevenson. Rishi Sunak will say there’s no money left to support people forced to choose between eating and heating—but have the Tories grossly underestimated the extent of this crisis, and will it come back to bite them?

Check out NEF’s report on the subject here.

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