Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Labour: Unfunded spending dossier ‘completely false’

Ed Miliband has said Conservative claims that the Labour party has £20.7bn in unfunded spending pledges are “completely false”. The Chancellor George Osborne had earlier in the day warned that a Labour government would create economic. Labour denied Conservative claims that it would reverse £3.3bn of cuts to local government, lift the 1% cap on public sector pay rises, ban food waste from landfill sites, overturn £83m of cuts to the Arts Council, boost spending on cycling by £63m, hand the Green Investment Bank £3.7bn of borrowing powers, and spend an extra £1.36bn on ensuring GP appointments within 24 hours. Meanwhile, Ed Balls, the shadow chancellor, has said he cannot commit his party to reversing the public sector pay freeze or scrapping council cuts in the first year after the election.

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