The Treasury has defended its economic policies and says it appreciates times are tough for families.
It comes as a response to new figures suggesting a sharp fall in UK workers' wages.
We are on the right track, the deficit is down by a third, over one and a quarter million new private sector jobs have been created, and interest rates are at near-record lows, benefitting families and businesses.
The Government has taken continued action to help families with the cost of living: raising the tax-free personal allowance to £10,000 taking 2.7 million people out of tax altogether; freezing fuel duty which has kept prices 13p per litre lower than they would otherwise have been; and freezing council tax.
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