Commenting as UK inflation hits 10.1%, SNP Shadow Chancellor Alison Thewliss MP said:
“It’s utterly shameful that the Tory government is nowhere to be seen while families are worried sick about rising bills and inflation soaring to levels not seen since Margaret Thatcher.
“People need help right now.
“The Prime Minister and Chancellor must come out of hiding, recall parliament and introduce an emergency budget that freezes the energy price cap, scraps VAT on fuel and delivers meaningful financial support for households.
“With every day the UK government fails to act, it is demonstrating the need for Scotland to become an independent country, with the full powers and levers needed to support families and escape the damage of Westminster control.”