Budget a “desperate deception” as families in Brentwood & Ongar face soaring bills

9 Mar 2024

Budget a “desperate deception” as families in Brentwood & Ongar face soaring bills

Brentwood’s Liberal Democrats have labelled the Chancellor’s budget announcement today a “desperate deception”, with income tax bills still set to rise for local people. 

Brentwood's Liberal Democrats have said that local residents will see through this “deception” by the Chancellor and that people don’t want more “empty promises” from this Conservative government whilst “local health services are left on their knees”. 

Liberal Democrat Parliamentary spokesperson for Brentwood & Ongar, Cllr David Kendall said:

“This Budget will barely touch the sides for families and pensioners around here, who are facing soaring mortgage bills while the cost of the weekly shop goes through the roof. 

“People in Brentwood & Ongar know that their tax bills will remain sky high after this budget, and the Chancellor is attempting a desperate deception after years of income tax hikes. 

“People don’t want more Conservative empty promises while our local health services are left on their knees. They want proper change through a General Election so we can kick this Conservative government out of office."

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