Tuesday 26 January 2021 / 5:02 PM Anneliese Dodds

Anneliese Dodds on IMF data showing the UK had the worst growth in the G7 last year

Anneliese Dodds MP, Labour’s Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, commenting on data from the International Monetary Fund showing the UK had the worst growth in the G7 last year, said:

“The UK had the worst recession of any major economy when the crisis hit – and now we know it had the weakest growth of any major economy through 2020 as well.

“Given these awful figures, the Chancellor should be supporting families through this crisis. Instead, he’s hitting them with a triple hammer blow to their pockets of pay freezes, council tax hikes and social security cuts.

“This economically illiterate approach will harm our recovery and lead to long-term scarring.”