Between Covid and Putin’s war in Ukraine, the world is facing a global rise in the cost of living. That's why the Conservative government is taking action to help local people deal with the rise in prices.
We’re supporting hardworking residents by raising the National Insurance personal threshold, so no one pays any tax on the first £12,570 they earn. Helping workers keep £330 more a year.
We’ve cut fuel duty by 5p per litre - the biggest cut ever - helping to keep fuel prices that little bit lower.
We’re giving residents a £150 rebate on their council tax and a £200 discount on energy costs, helping people spend less on their bills.
And we’re supporting workers on the lowest incomes by raising the National Living Wage to £9.50 an hour. Helping full-time workers earn an extra £1,000 a year.
While we’re taking action to deal with the immediate consequences, we’re also taking long-term action to help Wakefield residents find good jobs with decent pay.
That’s why the government is investing millions in Wakefield’s town centre, working to attract new businesses that create decent jobs.