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Rishi Sunak’s Spring Statement shows he’s still a high-tax Chancellor

The mini-budget had very little to tackle the cost-of-living crisis.

Anoosh Chakelian and Ailbhe Rea discuss Rishi Sunak’s Spring Statement as the Office for Budget Responsibility warns the UK is about to face the biggest rise in the cost of living since records began.

They discuss why Sunak still wants to be seen as a low-tax Chancellor, whether any of his measures will make a difference and why he seems so averse to using Universal Credit to help the people worst hit by price rises.

Then in You Ask Us they tackle Labour’s response and whether the party is nervous about focusing too much on the cost-of-living crisis.

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