Budget Fails the Vulnerable

Despite his speech’s repetitive slogan that the UK must ‘seize opportunities’ particularly in light of Brexit, the Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond spread no Christmas cheer for many of the most vulnerable in society, choosing to devote not a word of his budget speech to address social care. What he did promise was a 4.4 per cent rise to the National Living Wage from April 2018 - up from £7.50 an hour to £7.83. He also said he would Read more...

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