Our Mumdex panel is feeling more optimistic about their family finances and future prospects than they were when we spoke to them in November last year.
But they are less optimistic when it comes to the future of the UK economy and their communities according to our latest poll of Asda mums carried out ahead of the Chancellor’s Budget.
Our mums have outlined what they think the Government should do to help improve their lives. The top five areas Asda Mums would most like to see the Chancellor prioritise when looking at budgets for public spending all relate to public services: NHS, the Police, and schools and pre-schools, as well as maintaining access to a comprehensive welfare system and affordable housing.
They would also like to see the Government remove VAT on essential items such as sanitary products and children’s medicines.
And they are urging the Chancellor to freeze or cut fuel duty. We know from the Asda Income tracker that the price of fuel has a huge impact on family spending power and that this is felt unevenly across the country – fuel costs make up a greater proportion of household spending in areas such as Northern Ireland, Scotland and the North East of England.
You can read the full report here