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Spring statement: Sunak has failed to ease the pain of the cost of living squeeze

Margaret Canning


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Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivers his spring statement in the House of Commons earlier

Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivers his spring statement in the House of Commons earlier

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Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivers his spring statement in the House of Commons earlier

In 2020, the Chancellor came to the rescue of businesses and their staff with the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS).

Two years on, his spring statement was presented against another challenging backdrop as war rages in Europe, bringing human devastation and long-term economic uncertainty.


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