Source: Labour Party UK
John McDonnell MP, Labour’s Shadow Chancellor, commenting on the IFS’s assessment of the Budget, said:
“The Budget is already unravelling, with it becoming increasingly clear that the current and capital spending commitments are over-hyped and underwhelming when subject to proper scrutiny.
“The IFS has confirmed that this Budget means austerity is not at an end, lacks a plan to achieve net-zero emissions across government, and puts forward a coronavirus package that is regrettably full of holes.
“This is a publicity-seeking Budget without a plan or a strategy underpinning it, and it is likely to leave people expecting much from this government feeling sorely disappointed.”