John Healey has accused Rishi Sunak of leaving ‘families across Rotherham and Barnsley worse off’ as new analysis shows that monthly bills for the average household have soared by £350 since 2021/22.
Following the release of July’s inflation figures, analysis by the Labour Party shows families are paying £82 more a week on the cost of living than they were in 2021/22.
Weekly spending on goods and services, such as food, transport and fuel bills, has risen from £529 in 2021/22 to £611 today – or £356 more a month.
Wentworth and Dearne MP, John Healey, said: “We’ve had a decade of low growth, low pay and high taxes.
“Families across our area are paying the price of the Conservative cost of living crisis through higher household bills and prices at the shops.
“If Labour were in power today, we would introduce a proper windfall tax on the huge profits the oil and gas giants are making to help families with the cost of living. Labour’s plan to build a strong economy will boost growth, increase wages and bring down bills so working people are better off.”
Even if Rishi Sunak meets his target to halve inflation this month, families will still be over £300 a month worse off than they were in 2021/22.
Labour has called on the Government to introduce a proper windfall tax on the huge profits the oil and gas giants are making and use that money to help families with the cost of living.