Thursday 30 May 2019 / 10:20 AM Economy / John McDonnell

Today’s ONS release is yet more worrying evidence of rampant inequality in the Conservatives’ Britain – McDonnell

John McDonnell MP, Labour’s Shadow Chancellor, commenting on a release by the ONS showing that household incomes of the poorest 20% of people fell in the financial year ending 2018, driven mainly by a fall in the value of cash benefits they received, said:

“This is yet more worrying evidence of rampant inequality in the Conservatives’ Britain.

“With the incomes of the poorest falling and those of the richest rising fastest, it’s clear the Government has learned nothing.

“And as if things weren’t bad already, the Conservatives are talking about making the situation worse with yet more cuts to taxes and benefits.”