Mark Tami MP Reacts to the Budget

Mark Tami MP has slammed George Osborne for his budget that does nothing for families in Alyn & Deeside.

After nearly four years of the Tories, hard-working families are on average £1,600 a year worse off and not feeling any economic recovery at all.

We need a recovery for the many, not just a few at the top. So Mark Tami MP has called for action to deal with the cost-of-living crisis. Labour will:

  • Freeze energy bills until 2017 and reform the broken energy market.
  • Put young people back to work, with a job the young unemployed have to take – paid for by a tax on bank bonuses
  • Expand free childcare for working parents to 25 hours a week for 3 and 4 year oldsCut taxes for 24 million working people on middle and low incomes with a lower 10p starting rate of income tax
  • Cut business rates for small firms and a plan to get 200,000 homes built a year by 2020
  • Balance the books in the next Parliament, in a fairer way including reversing the £3 billion tax cut for people earning over £150,000.

The Alyn & Deeside MP said, ‘This was George Osborne’s fifth budget and once again it was one for the privileged few not the many. The top rate of tax is still cut for people earning over £150,000 yet Tory policies have left the average family £1,600 a year worse off.’