City MP backs bud­get

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - UK & World Update -

CITY MP Ste­wart Jack­son has de­fended the mea­sures in­tro­duced in last week’s emer­gency bud­get, telling Par­lia­ment that the need­i­est in Peter­bor­ough will ben­e­fit.

Speak­ing in the House of Com­mons in a bud­get de­bate on Mon­day, Mr Jack­son said that peo­ple in Peter­bor­ough had suf­fered dur­ing the 13 years of Labour govern­ment.

He claimed that 6,000 of his con­stituents “lan­guish” on dis­abil­ity liv­ing al­lowance, while the city also copes with low skill lev­els and av­er­age pay.

But the new bud­get will help this, Mr Jack­son claimed, say­ing: “We sim­ply can­not go on as we are. I wel­come the mea­sures in the bud­get.

“I be­lieve that they seek to pro­tect the vul- ner­a­ble while re­bal­anc­ing our ef­forts to gen­er­ate a pri­vate sec­tor-led re­cov­ery that will ben­e­fit ev­ery­one medium term.

“I par­tic­u­larly wel­come the 50,000 ex­tra ap­pren­tice­ships, an in­crease in the child el­e­ment of the child tax credit, the re-link­ing of pen­sions and the al­lowance in­crease of £1,000 for low and mid­dle-in­come earn­ers.”

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