Sunday 6 September 2020 / 1:16 PM Anneliese Dodds / Economy

Anneliese Dodds responds to reports that the Government is set to raise taxes in the Budget

Anneliese Dodds MP, Labour’s Shadow Chancellor, responding to reports that the Government is set to raise taxes in the Budget, said: 

“The UK is mired in its worst recession in 300 years. With jobs being shed at an alarming rate, the Conservative government should be doing everything it can to protect as many as possible.

“Instead, the Tories are floating a fiscal agenda of tax rises and more public spending cuts. That would choke off our national recovery at the moment when the economy is at its weakest, just so they can cut taxes before the next election.

“They’re playing politics with people’s jobs and livelihoods.”