The UK Government had an opportunity to address and reverse a decade of decline and austerity that this UK government has presided over, however they’ve failed. This budget delivers one of the worst attacks on the Scottish economy in decades – ripping our nation out of the EU single market and customs union.
The years of cuts to budgets has left people in Inverclyde feeling the pressure through less funding for welfare support and pensions continuing to be some of the lowest in Europe.
One measure I do support is the government bringing forward legislation to protect access to cash and ensure that the UK’s cash infrastructure is sustainable in the long-term. This is something I have been campaigning for, in Inverclyde, and in the Greenock Telegraph as the number of ATMs decrease and of those many are becoming pay to access cash.