Nick Responds to the Summer Budget
Nick responded to the Chancellor’s summer budget on 9 July 2015 during the budget debate. In his response Nick focused on how the Chancellor’s plans would affect Newcastle and the North East.
Raising his concerns about the planned conversion of student grants into loans, the changes to employment support allowance and the impacts of proposed cuts to tax credits, Nick said that while the Chancellor set out his budget as a budget for working people it simply would not be seen that way in the North East of England.
You can read Nick’s full speech here;