Sunak grilled by Treasury committee

Chancellor Rishi Sunak faced questions from the parliamentary treasury committee today in his first statement since the budget was unveiled last Wednesday.

Sunak defended his national insurance rise, saying: “Anyone who tells you that there’s another way to raise… billions of pounds, I don’t think is being honest or credible because there really isn’t.”

After Angela Eagle claimed that wages had stagnated under the Conservative party, Sunak responded saying: “There was a report just last week that said the proportion of people in the UK on low pay was the lowest it’s been since 1997 or 1998.”

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