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Willenhall backs £1,100 Cost of Living Rescue Package ahead of local elections 

by Ian Shires on 29 April, 2022


Cost of living 2022: Energy, petrol, interest rates and food prices | Metro  News

Willenhall’s Liberal Democrats have today called for Cost-of-Living Rescue package to support struggling families in AREA, ahead of the local elections Thursday next. 

The package includes:

  • A VAT cut that would save the average family £600
  • A windfall Tax on Oil and Gas companies that would double the Warm Homes Discount from £150 to £300
  • A £200 Catch up voucher scheme to help children to catch up on the learning they have lost through covid

Nationally, the Liberal Democrats are also campaigning to scrap the unfair National Insurance hike imposed by the chancellor which has already cost families £1.4bn.

This May, residents in Willenhall have a clear choice, they can support the Liberal Democrats who’ll work hard, listen and tackle the issues that matter or the Conservatives who will take people for granted.

Commenting Willenhall’s Liberal Democrat Spokesperson  Stuart Hodges said: 

“Families in Willenhall are struggling with soaring bills, but this Conservative government is refusing to help.

“We are demanding a fairer deal on the real issues that matter. That includes an emergency tax cut to help with the cost of living, more support to help children catch up on lost learning and a local ambulance fund to help our overstretched health services.

“At the local elections this coming Thursday there is a clear choice: another Conservative Councillor or a hard-working local champion for the Liberal Democrats.

“This time around, it’s clearer than ever that the Conservatives have taken our area for granted and people are fed up. They have a law-breaking Prime Minister and a tax-hiking chancellor.

“We have defeated the Conservatives in by-elections in Blue Wall Buckinghamshire and true-blue North Shropshire – areas that had voted Conservative for generations. A vote for the Liberal Democrats will send Boris Johnson a message he can’t ignore.

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