The SNP has reiterated its calls for an emergency budget to deal with the Tory cost of living crisis ahead of Tuesday’s return to Parliament.
The party’s Shadow Chancellor, Alison Thewliss, said the Tories had so far done nothing to support the people being hit hardest by the spiralling crisis, and demanded strong action from the queen’s speech.
The calls follow an appeal from the British Chamber of Commerce for an emergency budget, demanding action to support businesses and families.
Commenting, Alison Thewliss MP said:
“The Tories have so far done nothing to support the families and households bearing the brutal brunt of this Tory-made cost of living crisis.
“Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak, too mired in sleaze and scandal to focus on the issues of the day, have directly plunged millions more into poverty and destitution, and without government action that number will increase exponentially.
“Next week’s return to the House presents the UK government with an opportunity to finally bring forward real legislation to support those who are struggling, an introduction of the real living wage, the turning of the paltry energy support loan into a more generous grant, and a UK-wide child payment would all be a good start.
“There are families who cannot afford to wait much longer and businesses on the brink of going bust, the Tories must stop sitting on their hands and get on with their job of helping the country through this crisis.”