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Podcast: Will the Budget help the most vulnerable? Justin Thacker assesses the evidence

05 March 2021

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ANNOUNCING his Budget on Wednesday, the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, said that his measures would protect “the lowest-paid and most vulnerable”, who had been hit particularly hard by the pandemic.

On the podcast this week, Ed Thornton talks to the director of Church Action for Tax Justice, Dr Justin Thacker, about whether the Budget lives up to Mr Sunak’s claims. Dr Thacker assesses whether the tax measures in the Budget will actually generate the revenue needed to help those who are struggling financially, and asks whether enough is being done to fund areas such as social care and education.  

Find out more about Church Action for Tax Justice here.

Read our coverage of the Budget here.

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