After a decade, Tory austerity is far from over and we must see an end to cuts which by 2020 will have slashed Scotland’s budget by £2.6billion. In 2019-20 alone, there will be a real-terms cuts of £410 million.
Universal Credit could cost some households up to £2400 a year and the Child Poverty Action Group estimate that a single parent with a disabled child is set to lose £10,000 this decade.
There was nothing in the Chancellor’s speech to support the 5,700 Inverclyde women affected by state pension inequality or the over 1,000 people who’ve been affected by the Equitable Life scandal.
This budget gives the people of Scotland face a choice of two stark futures – an isolated UK or a prosperous Scotland in the EU.