The Tories unfair tax rise on low income families in Hornsey & Wood Green won’t fix social care and won’t clear the NHS backlog. The extra funding for social care is not even enough to deal with the immediate pressures on the system, and there is no guarantee that local authorities will get the funding they need.
Families now face a triple whammy this winter: a national insurance tax rise, a £1,000 a year Universal Credit cut and energy & food prices soaring. Furlough is about to end and over 6,200 people in Hornsey & Wood Green are still out of work – 4,000 more than before the pandemic.
Low income families shouldn’t pay the price for Tory failures. Those with the broadest shoulders should carry the burden.
Watch my speech in Parliament during the second reading of the Health & Social Care Bill.