Hull North MP has commented on the Autumn Statement delivered today by the Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Hull North MP Diana Johnson said: “Hull looks like taking more than our fair share of pain from weaker growth and a second decade of austerity, while getting less than our fair share of investment under this Government.
“Hull people pay their taxes and ever-higher local transport fares, but Hull and the Humber was not even mentioned in the Autumn Statement. There was no mention of any additional help for the NHS and social care, which are under huge pressure locally.
“There was also little in the Autumn Statement to help those struggling to make work pay. The rise in the ‘National Living Wage’ lags behind the projected rise in price inflation and working families will still lose out under Universal Credit.”