那么你如何要求 Rishi 的能源回扣? 那么你如何要求 Rishi 的能源回扣, 那么你如何要求 Rishi 的能源回扣, says VICTORIA BISCHOFF
我们的 Chancellor urgently needs a priorities rethink.
在四月 4, just three days after the nation’s energy bills sky-rocketed to almost £2,000 a year, Rishi Sunak announced it was his ‘ambition’ to make the UK a global hub for something called ‘cryptoasset technology’.
His remarks came just after he asked the Royal Mint to create an NFT — a non-fungible token, to give it its full name, a digital asset that represents real-world objects, such as art — by the summer.
Crypto dreams: Just three days after energy bills sky-rocketed to almost £2,000 a year, Rishi Sunak announced it was his ‘ambition’ to make the UK a global hub for cryptoasset technology
“我感到麻木和漂泊? We are in the middle of a brutal cost-of-living crisis. Households are being battered by bill hikes, food prices are soaring, petrol is at an all-time high — and there is worse to come.
Inflation is now expected to hit 8 百分, while the war in Ukraine could see power bills spiral to £2,500 a year or more.
And the stark reality is that millions of people could soon find — if they haven’t already — that they cannot afford to heat their homes, fill their cars or feed their families.
就在上周, consumer champion Martin Lewis warned that we are not far away from civil unrest.
‘When breadwinners cannot provide, anger brews,’ he cautioned. 与此同时, retirees who received their state pension increase this week could be forgiven for thinking the Government doesn’t give a damn about them.
Many rely entirely on their state pension, with little or no other income. Yet pensioners under the old system will get just £4.25 extra in their pocket each week — under the new system it’s £5.55.
With questions mounting over the Chancellor’s own family’s financial affairs, it’s no wonder people are furious. So Rishi’s plans to embark on a ‘town hall tour’ around the country to ensure he remains clued up on people’s day-to-day concerns cannot come soon enough.
While he’s at it, he might want to spend a morning listening in on some of the harrowing calls received by charity Independent Age’s helpline, as we did last month.
I’d bet my right arm he doesn’t hear a single mention of NFTs.
Rishi’s popularity was always going to be temporary. Of course everyone loved him when he was dishing out free money and launching ‘eat out to help out’ 在疫情最严重的时候.
And no one was ever going to enjoy the tax rises needed to repay what we borrowed. But that is no excuse for appearing so out of touch with ordinary people.
Perhaps next time Mr Sunak feels the urge to boast about the many types of bread in his house, he could instead find a way to provide meaningful support for all those families struggling to afford a loaf.
抱歉, Richard Osman. You’re a brilliant writer and I can’t wait for your next Thursday Murder Club book — but Money Mail readers have spoken, and your portrayal of how cheques are viewed by the older population in your latest novel completely missed the mark.
上个星期, I shared a snippet from The Man Who Died Twice, where character Joyce appeared greatly amused at the idea of anyone still using a chequebook. ‘A chequebook! Even I don’t use cheques any more and I’m 77,’ 她说.
I asked readers to let me know if this dismissive attitude rang true to them — and, 如 we report, your response was overwhelming.
Be it sending money to grandchildren, donating to charity or paying the milkman, it’s clear a huge number of people still rely heavily on cheques.
Let’s hope the big banking bosses are taking note.
Your reader wins
I very much enjoy a Money Mail victory, so I was thrilled to hear from reader Paul Hardy, who says he is £1,260 richer after reading our story last week.
We revealed that households are missing out on £20 billion each year because families are unaware of vital tax perks and benefits.
Paul says: ‘After reading about the marriage tax allowance, I tasked my wife with applying for the £252-a-year tax break.
The application was successful and we will now receive a cheque for the full backdated amount of £1,260. Thank you enormously for the prompt.’ You are very welcome!
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