RMT budget response - invest in public services

6 March 2024

Responding to Chancellor Jeremy Hunt's budget statement, RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said:

"This is a budget of tax cuts and gimmicks designed to thinly disguise a Tory government only interested in propping up the super rich.

"The only way you get real growth that benefits working people is by investment in publicly owned public services, transport infrastructure and a general wage rise to increase spending power in the economy.

"This can be paid for by windfall taxes on big business profits and taxing the super rich to unlock wealth and distribute it more evenly across society.

"We need a general election as soon as possible in order to give the electorate the opportunity to vote this Tory government out of office."

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