Following the Budget Daniel Zeichner MP said:
“This wasn’t a budget for the long term and wasn’t a budget that learnt from past mistakes. I fear the housing plans will push Cambridge prices ever higher and result in a boom for developers but frankly hard times for everyone else. Meanwhile there was no help for people renting and no help for hundreds of people in Cambridge hit by the cladding scandal.
There was no long term plan for the NHS and social care and no pay rise for the key worker heroes we clapped for. We learnt that the government will cut Universal Credit for the poorest people in a few months time. Mean-spirted and wrong!
The Chancellor also failed to make changes for the long term to put us on the path to sustainable green growth. What a missed opportunity for a major green stimulus.”