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Finances: Chancellor Rishi Sunak has been unable to protect every citizen to the same degree

Finances: Chancellor Rishi Sunak has been unable to protect every citizen to the same degree

Finances: Chancellor Rishi Sunak has been unable to protect every citizen to the same degree

The pandemic has had a sharply divisive impact in Northern Ireland. The living standards of some households have been hit hard and others have been protected to enjoy an improved standard of living.

Despite a well-intentioned series of policies by Government, the effect has been to widen the inequalities in living standards.

The Chancellor of the Exchequer is now considering the UK Budget for 2021-22. The annual budget comes at the end of the most unusual financial year.


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