The cost-of-living crisis is making life a misery for people in Cynon Valley.
My recent cost-of-living survey found that an overwhelming 90% of respondents felt worse-off than they did 12 months prior. Only 1% of respondents said they felt better-off.
Over 81% of people in Cynon Valley reported that their financial situation is impacting on their mental health, including 98% of those on benefits.
We have allowed poverty to become normalised in our society. We can’t accept that any more.
I have drafted a petition calling for:
1. Inflation-proofed increases in pay, pensions and social security
2. Controls on prices for essential household goods
3. A mass programme of home insulation
4. Increased emergency payments to households
5. Wealth and windfall taxes to pay for it
“The petition of residents of the constituency of Cynon Valley, declares that the economic hardship created by the cost-of-living crisis is incredibly concerning.
The petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urge the Government to hold consultations, ahead of the Autumn Budget, on fairer funding for Wales, inflation-proofed increases in pay, pensions and social security, controls on prices in essential household goods, increased taxation of wealth, increased emergency payments to households funded by a windfall tax, and a programme of mass home insulation.“