The cost of living crisis is “worsening by the day” as new figures reveal the impact on the Glasgow Central constituency.
The study, released by 38 Degrees and Survation, analyses the impact of the cost of living crisis specifically on Glasgow Central and gives a snapshot of the national impact.
Figures released as part of the report show that 80% of people have experienced more expensive energy bills, compared to last year.
The SNP’s Shadow Chancellor and MP for Glasgow Central, Alison Thewliss, has called on Rishi Sunak to use tomorrow’s Spring statement to “right the wrongs” of his Government by providing further support.
Commenting, the SNP’s Shadow Chancellor Alison Thewliss MP said:
“The cost of living crisis is worsening by the day. Families in the Glasgow Central constituency are being forced into Tory-made poverty – with no sign of support to come.
“The time is now for change. Tomorrow’s Spring statement is a chance for the Chancellor to right the wrongs of this cost of living crisis, by finally providing an emergency package of support.
“This package must include turning the £200 energy loan into a grant, reversing the cruel cut to Universal Credit, delivering a Real Living Wage, and matching the Scottish Government’s game-changing Scottish Child Payment UK-wide.
“The Spring statement provides the platform for the Chancellor to admit the Government’s failings in this crisis – and correct them immediately.
“If the Chancellor continues to shut his eyes and hope for the best, then more families across the Glasgow Central constituency will be forced into a lifetime of poverty.”