Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls has told Daybreak that George Osborne's growth plan is "irresponsible and unfair."
He added: "I've always said, there's got to be tax rises. spending cuts and pay restraint.
"You should do it in a steady and imbalanced way once the economy is secure."
The Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls has told ITV1's Daybreak that "George Osborne's growth plan has failed."
He said: "Families are thinking 'what's going to be there for me' and I'm afraid for working families on middle and low incomes this is another big, big hit, which hits women harder than men."
The Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls told ITV1's Daybreak that giving a response to the Autumn Statement was "like doing a wedding speech when you don't know either the bride or the groom".
Does missing the Government's debt target matter? One of the ratings agencies that Chancellor George Osborne says we have to keep onside says it does. Fitch says it "Weakens the credibility of the UK's fiscal framework, which is one of the factors supporting the [AAA] rating".
The Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls told ITV1's Daybreak that "unless there is a jobs and growth plan we're not going to get the deficit down".
He added: "Families are thinking 'what's going to be there for me' and I'm afraid for working families on middle and low incomes this is another big, big hit, which hits women harder than men."
The Telegraph says Britain is on the "long, hard road to recovery" and that middle-class workers and wealthy savers would hit be the hardest by the Chancellor's plans.
The I reports there will be "more pain" as the Government plans a further £10 billion in spending cuts and admits there is no end to the austerity in sight for another six years.
The Independent claims the Chancellor has "run out of tricks" to fix the economy and that all sections of society will feel the squeeze.
The Daily Express reports that Mr Osborne has "backed strivers" by boosting pensions and squeezing benefits.
While millionaires get a tax cut it is millions of struggling families on middle and modest incomes who are paying the price for this government’s economic failure.
Independent figures show that around 60 per cent of households hit by the real terms cuts to benefits and tax credits are working households.
– Rachel Reeves MP, Labour’s Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury
According to the House of Commons Library these decisions, together with all other changes to tax and benefits taking effect in April, mean a one-earner family on £20,000 with two children will lose £279 a year. This does not even include the VAT rise which has cost families with children around £450 per year. And this will happen on the same day that 8,000 millionaires get an average tax cut of over £107,000. How can this government claim we are all in this together when working families, striving to do their best, are being singled out?