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New Economics Podcast: Spring price range response

We’re ready longer than ever for hospital appointments, our youngsters’ faculties are actually crumbling, and homelessness has sky-rocketed up to now yr. This week’s spring price range was an important likelihood for chancellor Jeremy Hunt to reply to the large issues our nation is dealing with.

However as an alternative of making an attempt to repair any of our issues, the chancellor introduced a minimize to nationwide insurance coverage that may profit the richest households twelve occasions greater than the poorest.

So what do Jeremy Hunt’s bulletins imply for folks throughout the UK? Why are the opposition speaking about maxed out bank cards? And what must occur to save lots of our public companies and enhance dwelling requirements for all?

Ayeisha Thomas Smith is joined by Hannah Peaker, director of coverage on the New Economics Basis, and Lydia Prieg, head of economics on the New Economics Basis

Music by Podington Bear, used below Inventive Commons licence: cre​ativecom​mons​.org/​l​i​c​e​n​s​e​s​/​b​y​-​n​c​/3.0/.

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