Chancellor accused of ‘not levelling with people’ over budget plans
Written by Hit Music Radio News on 04/03/2021
Rishi Sunak “isn’t really levelling with people” about painful cuts that will be needed to repair the public finances, according to budget analysis by a respected economic think-tank.
Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) director said “Santa Sunak… looks more like Scrooge Sunak” under plans for a squeeze totalling more than £50bn compared to the pre-pandemic outlook.
That is the scale of spending cuts and tax rises over coming years compared to what the chancellor outlined in his first budget a year ago – implying a spending outlook that seems “implausibly low”, Mr Johnson said.
“The chancellor isn’t really levelling with people about the choices the government is making to repair the public finances,” he added.
© Sky News 2020