People struggling during the cost-of-living crisis should consider taking longer hours at work or moving to a better paying job, a government minister has said.
Rachel Maclean said Sky News“I think what we need to focus on now is the long term.
“We are under these short-term pressures that we are all aware of.
“But in the long term, we need to have a plan to grow the economy and make sure people are able to better protect themselves, whether that’s by taking more hours or getting better paying jobs.
“These are long-term actions, but that is what we are focused on as a government.”
The remarks come as it emerged Maclean claimed just over £213,000 in spending last year, which is above the £203,000 average claimed by MPs.
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