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Joseph Rowntree Foundation report on ‘double injustice’ for those on low incomes

Anneliese Dodds MP, Labour’s Shadow Chancellor, responding to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation report on ‘double injustice’ for those on low incomes following Covid-19, said “This report underlines how the Covid-19 crisis is exacerbating existing inequalities in the UK. Rapid action must be taken to prevent the crisis worsening living standards even further.

“The Conservative Government must speedily hold a ‘Back to Work Budget’ focused on decent jobs right across the UK. As this report rightly argues, we need to prevent additional unemployment, support those who have become unemployed and support the creation of new job opportunities. These measures must reflect local circumstances and particularly seek to level up existing inequalities in infrastructure, living standards and skills across the UK.”