It's worrying that inflation remains high and prices are continuing to rise so much faster than wages. But instead of easing the squeeze, ministers are adding to the cost of living crisis for people on middle and low incomes.
On top of soaring energy bills millions of families and pensioners will soon be hit by the Government's granny tax, cuts to working tax credit and child benefit while 8,000 millionaires get a tax cut.
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The news was announced on Instagram by director Spike Lee who described him as a "dear friend" and "a great actor".
In a statement the pair said they remained "great friends" and "will continue to support each other".
The comedian has handed over a not-for-profit cafe he opened last year to a charity that helps ex-prisoners and recovering addicts.