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Tackling the Cost of Living is the Top Priority for Finance Ministers – Murphy

Sinn Féin MLA, Conor Murphy has said that tackling the cost of living crisis is a top priority for Sinn Féin

Speaking after a key meeting with Finance Ministers of Wales, Scotland and a senior British civil servant in Cardiff, the Sinn Féin Finance Minister said:

“Workers and families are struggling as the cost of living continues to rise.

“The message from our meeting was clear – the British Government must do more to support those struggling with the cost of living crisis.

“While they have announced support for families who are impacted, they must also move to support businesses who must now face this after struggling to survive the pandemic.

“I also made it clear that the British Government needs to scrap VAT on energy bills, and must ensure that people here are not disadvantaged when it comes to receiving the £400 energy payment because of a lack of an executive here.

“There is £400 million we could be spending on supporting workers through the cost of living crisis.

“The DUP need to get back into the executive so that we can get this money delivered to workers and families across the north who need our help now.

ENDS/CRÍOCH

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