SNP demand multi-billion Brexit Recovery Fund from Sunak in attack against UK Government

Asia's Tech News Daily

The SNP want the fund to help households and businesses in the country, and urging Rishi Sunak to create an emergency fund for families struggling on low incomes. Ian Blackford, the SNP’s Westminster leader, has made the calls amid continued chaos which has seen firms in the haulage, hospitality and care sectors suffer severely damaging staff shortages. Shop prices jumped 0.4 percent in August on a month-on-month basis, according to the latest figures from the BRC and research group NielsenIQ.

This surge was driven by a 0.6 percent increase in non-food prices, including a spike in the cost of electrical goods.

Millions of families throughout the UK have also been hit by a £20 per week cut to Universal Credit, while there have also been fears over rising energy bills as well as an increase in National Insurance contributions from April.

Mr Blackford raged: “The UK is in a state of constant crisis under Westminster control – with Tory cuts and the soaring cost of Brexit leaving families, businesses and the economy poorer and worse off.

“The Chancellor must use this Budget to get a grip of the spiralling Tory cost of living crisis and mitigate the damage that Tory cuts, regressive tax hikes and Brexit have caused.”

SNP demand multi-billion Brexit Recovery Fund from Sunak in attack against UK Government
© PA / GETTY snp ian blackford rishi sunak
SNP demand multi-billion Brexit Recovery Fund from Sunak in attack against UK Government
© GETTY rishi sunak budget

He added: “Under the Tories, the UK suffers from the worst levels of poverty and inequality in north-west Europe and in-work poverty is at the highest levels this century.

Rishi Sunak‘s decision to slash Universal Credit, impose a public sector pay freeze, raise national insurance, and scrap the triple lock on pensions will push even more families into hardship.

“It is essential that the UK Government introduces an emergency package to boost household incomes and reverse rising poverty. Introducing a real Living Wage, ending the pay freeze, reversing Universal Credit cuts, and delivering an energy payment for low-income households.

“With Brexit hammering the economy, the Chancellor must follow the EU’s lead and introduce a Brexit Recovery Fund to mitigate the damage caused, which has already cost Scotland billions of pounds.”

SNP demand multi-billion Brexit Recovery Fund from Sunak in attack against UK Government
© GETTY snp ian blackford

Mr Blackford also warned: “For all their empty rhetoric, the Tories are stamping out any chance of a fair recovery with damaging political choices.”

But despite the demand for huge financial help from Boris Johnson’s Government, Mr Blackford has continued to push the case for Scottish independence.

First Minister Ms Sturgeon is hopeful of holding a second referendum on a split from the UK before the end of 2023 – as long as the Covid pandemic has passed.

Mr Blackford added: “Ultimately the only way to keep Scotland safe from Tory cuts and the long-term damage of Brexit is to become an independent country, with the full powers needed for a strong, fair and green recovery.”

DON’T MISS

Brexit Britain to get £1.4BN boost – Rishi’s foreign investment plan [COMMENTS]

Frost set to TRIGGER Article 16: UK refuses to back down in Brexit row [LATEST]

Minimum wage could rise to £10 by next election [REPORT]

SNP demand multi-billion Brexit Recovery Fund from Sunak in attack against UK Government
© GETTY boris johnson
SNP demand multi-billion Brexit Recovery Fund from Sunak in attack against UK Government
© GETTY scottish independence

Around £3billion of investment into education is set to be announced in this week’s Budget that will give people “the skills they need to earn more and get on in life”, Mr Sunak has said.

The Chancellor is expected to provide a cash injection to post-16 education but also to adults later in life.

He will also announce a quadrupling of skills boot camps in areas such as artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and nuclear.

Mr Sunak said: “Our future economic success depends not just on the education we give to our children but the lifelong learning we offer to adults.

“This £3billion skills revolution builds on our plan for jobs and will spread opportunity across the UK by transforming post-16 education, giving people the skills they need to earn more and get on in life.”

Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi added: “We are supporting people to gain the skills they need to secure great jobs.

“Our skills reforms and this additional investment will support more people to continue to upskill and retrain throughout their lives and open the door to careers in high-skilled industries.”

Internet Explorer Channel Network
Asia's Tech News Daily
News Related

OTHER NEWS

David Moyes gives verdict on Man Utd's decision to appoint Ralf Rangnick

© Provided by Metro David Moyes says incoming Manchester United manager Ralf Rangnick is highly regarded in Europe (Getty) David Moyes believes Manchester United are getting one of Europe’s most ... Read more »

Bigg Boss 15 Day 55 Written Update: Rakhi's husband Ritesh kisses her on cheek, reveals how they met

With each day passing, the Bigg Boss 15 show is becoming more interesting and exciting. In the latest episode, the wild card entries were seen showing their power and stealing ... Read more »

Booking Auto via Ola-Uber? Get ready to pay 5% GST

© Provided by Zee News New Delhi: If you use Ola or Uber frequently, expect to pay more for the services you use. From January 1, 2022, the government has ... Read more »

WHO Names New Variant 'Omicron': What We Know So Far, the Recommendations, Where India Stands

© Provided by News18 WHO Names New Variant ‘Omicron’: What We Know So Far, the Recommendations, Where India Stands Nearly two years into the Covid-19 pandemic, the world raced Friday ... Read more »

Have you heard? The date is fixed for Katrina Kaif

© Provided by Mid-Day After Sooryavanshi, Katrina Kaif’s next, Phone Bhoot, will hit screens on July 15, 2022, a day ahead of her birthday. On Friday, the makers announced the ... Read more »

BSNL lifetime prepaid plans discontinued, know what happens now

BSNL has some sad news for its lifetime subscribers. The state owned telecom operator has now discontinued all of its lifetime prepaid plans across the country. The company does not ... Read more »

Can weight loss lead to hair loss? Come, gain some insight

Are you struggling to maintain strong, healthy looking hair? If yes, there are various reasons due to which you may experience hair loss. You may be surprised to know that ... Read more »

PM Modi to hold key meet on Covid-19, vaccination status today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair an important meeting on the Covid-19 situation and vaccination status in India at 10.30 am on Saturday. (Photo: File) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will ... Read more »

IND vs NZ 2021 Live Cricket Score, 1st Test, Day 3: India Target Early Wickets, New Zealand Aim to Build on Century Stand

© Provided by News18 IND vs NZ 2021 Live Cricket Score, 1st Test, Day 3: India Target Early Wickets, New Zealand Aim to Build on Century Stand India vs New ... Read more »

Truecaller Makes It Easy to Record Calls: How To Record Voice Calls Using Truecaller On Android Phones

© Provided by News18 Truecaller Makes It Easy to Record Calls: How To Record Voice Calls Using Truecaller On Android Phones Popular called ID app Truecaller earlier this week rolled ... Read more »

Star Health IPO, Tega Industries IPO Open Next Week. Things to Know Before You Apply

© Provided by News18 Star Health IPO, Tega Industries IPO Open Next Week. Things to Know Before You Apply Upcoming IPOs in India: After a successful run over the month ... Read more »

Italy's antitrust regulator fines Google, Apple over data use

© Provided by Zee News New Delhi: Italy’s antitrust regulator has fined Alphabet`s Google and iPhone maker Apple 10 million euros ($11.2 million) each for “aggressive practices” linked to the ... Read more »

How the much-maligned AstraZeneca vaccine could prove to be Australia's saving grace from a deadly Covid resurgence in Europe - as expert warns everyone will still need a booster shot

A fourth wave of Covid is sweeping across Europe, causing thousands of deathsDaily case numbers running at twice pandemic's previous peak in some nationsUK rates have stayed steady since July, and deaths are just 1/10th of all-time highSome experts believe AstraZeneca jab may be the reason for the UK escapingDiscovery could prove vital for Australia too ahead of a coming booster program  Read more »

China's Wenzhou issues arrest warrant for Macau junket mogul Chau

© Reuters/Bobby Yip FILE PHOTO: A logo of Macau junket operator Suncity Group is seen at a gaming fair in Macau HONG KONG (Reuters) – Wenzhou, a city in eastern ... Read more »

GC ist der Aufsteiger, Lugano auf seine Art auch

© KEYSTONE/Pablo Gianinazzi Die Grasshoppers sind in der Super League der gut etablierte Aufsteiger. Aber innerhalb der Saison ist der FC Lugano der Aufsteiger. GC und das Team der Stunde ... Read more »

Peter Navarro said he wanted Trump to fire Fauci saying ‘strangle that baby in its crib'

Peter Navarro said he wanted Trump to fire Fauci saying ‘strangle that baby in its crib’ Former trade adviser Peter Navarro has made several disparaging comments against Anthony Fauci and ... Read more »

Kansas City police investigate deadly shooting; victim was found at corner market

Kansas City police are investigating a shooting reported Friday night in the 4300 block of Cleveland Avenue that left one man dead. Officers initially responded to the sound of shots ... Read more »

Kaal Bhairav Jayanti 2021:Check out shubh muhurat, significance, mantras and puja vidhi of Kalashtami

© Provided by Jagran English New Delhi | Jgran Lifestyle Desk: Kaal Bhairav is one of the fierce manifestations of Lord Shiva associated with annihilation. He was born from  Lord Shiva’s toenail and ... Read more »

Video: Maya Jama smoulders as she shows off her ample cleavage in a tiny yellow string bikini while soaking up the sun on her latest tropical getaway

Read more »

'Hostile' person 'with a knife' is shot and killed at entrance to Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego

A person 'with a knife and hostile intent' was shot and killed outside the entrance to a Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego Friday afternoonThe individual drove their Jeep Grand Cherokee to the civilian entrance They then ignored warnings by base personnel and exited their vehicleThe person reportedly had a knife and was fatally shot by military police The incident is currently being investigation by Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS), who have sealed off the area  Read more »

Over 17 MILLION in Southern California had to spend Thanksgiving under wildfire warnings after thousands had power shut off to avoid sparking blazes

Thousands in Southern California were without power on Thanksgiving for the second year running as the region's largest utility cut off service As of Friday night, a few thousand in the region were still without service Edison International of Southern California halted power service to 63,835 homes on Thanksgiving Companies were shutting down power to avoid having live wires spark blazes and possible wildfires as a wind storm hit the area There was an 18-acre fire in the San Diego-area Thursday  Read more »

Bong Go Says Ready to 'Sacrifice' Presidential Candidacy

© Provided by reportr.world Senator Bong Go said Thursday he was willing to make the “supreme sacrifice”, hinting at a possible withdrawal of his presidential bid, as the contenders to ... Read more »

Ottawa and British Columbia promise co-operation on province's flooding

VICTORIA — The federal and British Columbia governments have created a joint committee of cabinet ministers to deal with the devastation caused by flooding, while also promising to match donations ... Read more »

I was fired for turning up to work on time and leaving when my shift ended – my boss said I was doing the ‘bare minimum'

A BOSS has been labelled as a con artist after a worker claimed she was SACKED for turning up on time and leaving when her shift finished. The woman said she ... Read more »

1st Test, IND vs NZ Talking Points From Day 2: Southee's Fifer, NZ Openers Outshine Centurion Shreyas Iyer

© Provided by News18 1st Test, IND vs NZ Talking Points From Day 2: Southee’s Fifer, NZ Openers Outshine Centurion Shreyas Iyer The second day of the India vs New ... Read more »

Lindy Ruff rips Devils' poor play after loss to Predators

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Roman Josi and Alexandre Carrier each scored and had an assist to lead the Nashville Predators over the New Jersey Devils 4-2 on Friday night. And Devils ... Read more »

Rejig in preferential share rules proposed

Mumbai: The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) has proposed a revamp of rules on preferential share offers by relaxing pricing norms and lock-in requirements for promoters. This will ... Read more »

Investors seeking safe-haven plays

Mumbai: Concerns over a new variant of Covid-19 have rattled global markets, with investors tweaking their investment strategy and seeking safe-haven plays. On Friday, investors dumped sectors that could be ... Read more »

Peluang Warisan lebih baik berbanding PH jika mereka ‘berpisah', kata penganalisis

© Provided by Free Malaysia Today Dalam PRN Melaka dan Sabah, PKR berdepan dengan kesukaran untuk menang tanpa sekutu mereka, menurut penganalisis politik. KOTA KINABALU: PKR mungkin berdepan laluan sukar ... Read more »

Vir Das was right, there are 2 Indias, and they aren't getting any closer together

© Provided by The Print The fifth National Family Health Survey’s findings make it clear yet again that there are indeed two Indias, as the comedian Vir Das has said ... Read more »

South News Weekly Rewind: Fans speculate real reason behind Naga Chaitanya-Samantha Ruth Prabhu's divorce, Rashmika Mandanna jets off to the US to meet Vijay Devarkonda and more

© Provided by BollywoodLife.com Things seem to be getting back to normal as far as India is concerned. In the world of entertainment, many new films are being launched and ... Read more »

Dissenters cannot dictate formulation of policy by government: Supreme Court

© Provided by The Times of India NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday said there will always be dissent to every government policy from some quarter or the other ... Read more »

Ahan Shetty and I read lines from The Dirty Picture: Tara Sutaria opens up about their first meeting for Tadap

© Provided by Zee News New Delhi: Tadap co-stars Ahan Shetty and Tara Sutaria recently spoke about their first impressions of each other before shooting in an interview with an ... Read more »

New COVID strain first found in South Africa named 'Omicron', WHO declares it 'variant of concern'

© Provided by Jagran English Geneva/New Delhi | Jagran World Desk: The World Health Organization on Friday declared the recently-discovered B.1.1.529 strain of Covid-19 to be a variant of concern, ... Read more »

Chelsea transfer round-up: Blues 'take action' on Federico Chiesa as Barcelona chase duo

After some professional performances earlier in the season, Chelsea have looked like a team ready to cut loose in recent outings. The Blues have strung together impressive back-to-back wins this ... Read more »

Soccer-Dortmund's Haaland to return from injury for Wolfsburg trip

(Reuters) – Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland will return to the squad for Saturday’s Bundesliga trip to Wolfsburg after a spell out injured, manager Marco Rose said. © Reuters/PIROSCHKA VAN ... Read more »

PNG police join Australian effort to calm Solomon Islands unrest

© Reuters/STRINGER Protests turn violent in Solomon Islands MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Police from Papua New Guinea joined an Australian-led effort to help restore calm in the Solomon Islands on Friday, ... Read more »

27 years after her piercing green eyes gripped the world, 'Afghan girl' starts new life in Italy

Sharbat Gulla was 12 years old when war photographer Steve McCurry took her photograph in a refugee camp in 1984 - her piercing green eyes staring into the lens. Read more »

The 'soul-destroying' impact of the pig crisis - and why its happening

Every farmers' worst nightmare is coming to pass; the mass culling of healthy animals because there simply aren't enough butchers to process them and get them off farms.. So how did we get here? Read more »

Storm Arwen - latest: People urged to stay indoors as winds hit 78mph and man killed by falling tree

LIVE – Updated at 03:28 © PA PRI179974004.jpg People have been urged to stay indoors and avoid driving as Storm Arwen sweeps into the country, with the Met Office issuing ... Read more »
On free-english-test.com you will find lots of free English exam practice materials to help you improve your English skills: grammar, listening, reading, writing, ielts, toeic