Friday 12 March 2021 / 7:23 AM Anneliese Dodds

Anneliese Dodds responds to new ONS figures which show UK GDP fell 2.9% in January

Anneliese Dodds MP, Labour’s Shadow Chancellor, responding to new ONS figures which show UK GDP fell 2.9% in January, said:

 

“Today’s figures confirm that under the Conservatives we’ve had the worst economic crisis of any major economy.

 

“Rather than securing the recovery, Rishi Sunak’s budget last week risked weakening it through a combination of pay cuts and tax rises, and a looming cut to social security just as unemployment is set to spike.

 

“The Chancellor’s mask has slipped. He’s making irresponsible choices now and has no long-term plan for the future. The people of Britain deserve better.”

 

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