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Rishi Sunak: Get back to Parliament and present an Emergency Budget

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DaisyAnne Sat 02-Apr-22 13:43:57

The NPC is backing the petition urging the Chancellor to do more for those struggling with the cost of living crisis.

You can sign the petition below.

The information from the website, reads as follows.

Nobody should be forced to choose between heating or eating.

But millions of families have been pushed to breaking point by spiralling bills and soaring inflation.

This is a living standards emergency and it requires urgent action.

Rishi Sunak must come back to parliament and present an Emergency Budget. We need a proper package of economic support for families.

An Emergency Budget must:
1. Boost wages - by increasing the minimum wage to at least £10 an hour
2. Cut energy bills - with new grants paid for by a windfall tax on energy and oil company profits
3. Increase incomes – by boosting Universal Credit to cover rising bills and restoring the pensions triple lock this year

Why is this important?
Measures announced to tackle the cost of living crisis at last week’s Spring Statement are woefully inadequate.

A full-time worker on the minimum wage will see their pay fall by £200 a year – in real terms – if inflation hits 8% as predicted. And the TUC estimates that energy bills will rise ten times faster than wages this year.

Britain faces the worst living standards crisis in generations and millions of families are at breaking point. The government must act to bring down energy bills and boost pay, Universal Credit and pensions.

National Pensioners Convention

Ilovecheese Sat 02-Apr-22 14:01:25

I don't think he has time does he? He is off to one of his homes in California on holiday.

nanaK54 Sat 02-Apr-22 14:18:43


Dinahmo Sat 02-Apr-22 14:25:03

Signed but don't have any expectations of any actions from Sunak. That would be going against his dogma.

MaizieD Sat 02-Apr-22 14:36:07

Signed and shared, but with low expectations of any notice being taken, I'm afraid.

GillT57 Sat 02-Apr-22 16:11:08

Well, that's one way to cut your heating bills I suppose. Also, one thing that isn't mentioned much is the fact that personal tax allowances have been frozen for four or five years. Thus, as people earn more gross due to the annual increases in minimum wages, they are not really keeping up as the amount untaxed doesn't change.

Whitewavemark2 Sat 02-Apr-22 16:45:02

The only thing that will get him back is if the polls show a massive loss of support for the Tories, and that doesn’t seem to be happening.

I reckon he will give a massive give away budget a year before the election, especially if he fancies his chances of being the next leader

Luckygirl3 Sat 02-Apr-22 16:49:12

Don't even think about it .........

Luckygirl3 Sat 02-Apr-22 16:49:35

Sunak for leader I mean!

DaisyAnne Sat 02-Apr-22 17:47:05

Although I'm not currently able to verify this, I have been told that the Torys' strategy is "maximum pain now". This is not yet the worst, but they will relieve the pressure in time to buy our votes in 2024. After the election, they will pile the pain back on.

I expect we will have to wait and see if there is any truth in this. If this proves to be true I would like to think that people would not be fooled. Sadly, we know they will be.

Ailidh Sat 02-Apr-22 17:51:58


I wish.

DaisyAnne Sat 02-Apr-22 17:58:24

Thank you all who have signed. I know just how you feel. But we are doing what we can do and we may find we can do more in time.

Dinahmo Sat 02-Apr-22 20:58:25

France is doing better than the UK economically and here are some of the reasons. - Taken from a Guardian article today.

"By most economic yardsticks – national income, business investment, consumer spending, labour supply and rising prices – France sits at or near the top of the pile of rich nations. Contrary to most forecasts, its economy recovered last year to 1% above pre-pandemic levels. The UK is still 0.1% below.

Business investment is up in France but down in the UK. Labour shortages there are restricted to discrete corners of the economy, thanks to the expansion of a German-style apprenticeship scheme that the British government promised, but has yet to deliver.

UBS economist Felix Huefner said: “The exceptional performance of the labour market has been a huge surprise.”

Better financial support meant French people 'continued buying big-ticket items when people in other countries stopped' "

"Daniela Ordonez, economist

More people are working in France than before the pandemic, whereas in the UK, about 500,000 people, mostly over- 50s, have quit the labour market, making shortages more acute."

By capping the increase in electricuty to 4% MAcron has ensured that people will not go into poverty and so will have more money to spend. Inflation in France is lower too at 4.5%, compared with the UK, Germany, Spain and the Netherlands, all of which have higher rates.

Just in case anyone accuses me of being pro French, that is not the case. Whilst I live here, I hate to see what is happening to people in the UK. Looking at Europe as a whole (possibly excluding Switzerland), it seems to me that the UK has the greatest differential in wealth between rich and more and that shouldn't be the case.