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Autumn Statement is a package that Liberal Democrats can be proud of Don Foster

November 29, 2023 by admin in Don in Parliament, Liberal Democrats, News

Commenting on the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement, Don Foster said,

“I am delighted to see many of the issues I have pushed for included in the funding allocation announced by the Chancellor this afternoon. I was pleased to see that rail fares are to be capped at 6.2% -1% above inflation. This is down from 8.2%. This will make a real difference to commuters in Bath.

“In addition the statement has also offered help with fuel duty, extending care for 2 year olds so it now reaches 40% of children and also an increase in the bank levy to ensure they continue to pay their fair share. These are all significant steps in the right direction.

“This is an economic package that Liberal Democrats can be proud of. In difficult times for everyone, we are working together as a coalition to protect the British economy from the storm around us and build a better, more sustainable economy”