Archbishop Cushley joins Gordon Brown in demanding cost-of-living action

Archbishop Leo Cushley of St Andrew’s & Edinburgh has endorsed a report calling for action in response to the cost-of-living crisis.

The report, commissioned by former Prime Minister Gordon Brown, warned the cost-of-living crisis has meant that lower-income families are up to £1,600 a year worse off.

In response, the former Prime Minister has called for the emergency Cobra committee to sit in session throughout the crisis, stating it ‘is a crisis that Britain hasn’t seen in decades.’

“The most urgent and immediate challenge for the incoming prime minister is to ensure that families with children and disabled people aren’t neglected to struggle through the challenges ahead,” he said.

Brown also called for a permanent increase in Universal Credit as ‘the only way to take a sure step towards a solution.’

“This crisis goes far beyond politics; this is a moral issue – our responsibilities to our neighbours and in particular to those who have the least and whose needs are the greatest.”

The report was written by Loughborough University Professor Donald Hirsch and has been endorsed over 50 religious and political figures.

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