23 Sep 2022

How the tax cuts will affect those struggling at the very bottom

Social Affairs Editor and Presenter

This Government is on the side of the British people, the Chancellor said today.

Well it depends on which British people he’s talking about. For those struggling at the very bottom, it may be hard to think this is a budget with them in mind.

For people on low incomes, a cut in basic rate tax offers relatively little. And to those on benefits – their budget dividend?  A threat of sanctions if they don’t work harder to get back into work.