IFS response - Theresa May is betraying the Just about Managing
According to data released today (Monday) from the Institute for Fiscal Studies families dependent on fathers' earnings alone have average incomes no higher than 15 years ago. Commenting on the news, Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron said:
"Millions of families are no better off than they were 15 years ago. These people are the just about managing and they have been betrayed by Theresa May.
"In 2017, people should not be sitting there at the end of month worrying if they can buy essentials or public sector workers having to go to food-banks.
"The Prime Minister said she would help them and yet she has done nothing. Never has someone in recent times talked so big and delivered so little.
"People are struggling and the government just don't seem to care. It is time millions of people get the pay rise they deserve."