Cost of living crisis: Minister says people could ‘take on more hours’ at work or move to a ‘better paid job’ to protect themselves from cost of living surge | Politics News | Sky News


Labour said the comments by safeguarding minister Rachel Maclean were “disconnected from the realities of people’s lives” after she said the government has “already taken action to help people with energy bills and there’s more help coming”.

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Yes, safeguarding minister Rachel Maclean, action was taken, but it was too little and the help that is supposed to be coming is too late.

As to working longer or getting a better paid job, shows just how little Rachel Maclean knows, for most people will not get more pay for working longer and better paid jobs don’t grow on trees for we are not all Government ministers on large salaries, with expenses.

We are in crisis one of many different crisis’s all of which this Government is not helping with.

This minister and all others should come down from their pinnacles and see how the majority of us live.

 

Source: Cost of living crisis: Minister says people could ‘take on more hours’ at work or move to a ‘better paid job’ to protect themselves from cost of living surge | Politics News | Sky News

This is what the cost of living crisis means for those with a terminal diagnosis | Helen Barnard | The Guardian


The government’s refusal to raise benefits is forcing those facing the final days of their lives to choose between food and warmth, says Helen Barnard, associate director of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation

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Unfortunately many of the past UK governments have not shown a great deal of ‘Duty of Care, which is, especially so for the current Tory Government which as virtually shown no ‘Duty of Care’.

So far as I can see this current Government is of the opinion that those in need of care and need both warmth and food are to be left without any means to achieve this and some Ministers and Tory MPs stating instances which are no help whatsoever and just emphasises their complete lack of understanding .Yes, Lee Anderson MP, this means you, with the possible exception of Tory, Michael Fabricant MP and Home Office minister Victoria s MP, however, not her comment ‘or anyone else in government’.

 

 

Source: This is what the cost of living crisis means for those with a terminal diagnosis | Helen Barnard | The Guardian

Will Rishi Sunak show the Tories are in touch with the cost of living crisis?


Well the short answer is, apparently not.

Yes, there is 5p off a litre with effect from midnight 23 March 2022 along with others

The Chancellor delivered a Spring Statement

I would have assured that no one on the National Living Wage of £9.91 per hour would pay income tax or national Insurance so the personal Allowance would be £18000

Increase the Tax rate from 45% to 47% on income over £150,000

Increase the NI rate from 2% to 14 % on income above £50270

with a new rate of 16% on all earning above £150,000.

2% surcharge on all energy companies profits

Increase Carers Allowance from £128 per week to £400 per week and allow persons on pension to claim the allowance, which currently they can’t when they start claiming the State pension.

PIP rates
Component Weekly rate
Daily living – standard rate £60.00
Daily living – enhanced rate £89.60
Mobility – standard rate £23.70
Mobility – enhanced rate £62.55

Those are the current rate but increase

Daily living – standard rate to £100

Daily living – enhanced rate to £150

Mobility – standard rate to £50

Mobility – enhanced rate to £100

Cold weather payment increase from £25 per week to £10 per day, when the weather has been, or is expected to be, freezing or below for any day between November and March.

Christmas bonus to increase from £10 to £50

Only mentioned some of the benefits, but all need to be increased.

This would show that Rishi Sunak is in touch, but currently he has no clue as it does not affect him.

Source: Will Rishi Sunak show the Tories are in touch with the cost of living crisis?