Saturday, September 30, 2023

Nearly 14,000 Thurrock families hit by Tory mortgage penalty

13,800 families in Thurrock hit by Tory mortgage penalty as families face annual mortgage payment increase of £3,500 this year under the Conservatives – the worst record in Essex.

Labour analysis reveals that the average household in Thurrock is set to be put under more pressure than ever by Conservative mismanagement of the economy. 

Analysis from the Labour Party allows people to search the amount that mortgages are predicted to rise, including by £3,500 in Thurrock.

It follows the news that many mortgage deals are being withdrawn by Banks and interest rates being increased, with Moneyfacts data suggesting the typical rate on a two year fixed-rate loan had increased to almost 6%, almost double a year ago, and the Resolution Foundation estimating that 6.5m households will be affected by the post-mini budget rise in mortgage rates by 2026.

This week, economists warned that there is a real risk of job losses and a sharp recession. The latest forecasts of economic growth this year suggest that the UK is struggling to get out of the slow lane, with growth of just 0.2% forecast on the year. 

Jen Craft, Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Thurrock, said:

“The Tory mortgage penalty is devastating for family finances, particularly in Thurrock where we are one of the hardest hit areas in the country and it is holding back our economy.

“The country is buckling under 13 years of Conservative mismanagement and a crashed economy, and it is families being asked to pay more on their mortgage once again. 

 “People are asking themselves whether they or their family are better off under the Tories. The answer is no. 

“Labour will bring financial and economic security back, so that families are not constantly on a cliff edge, and so that we can urgently grow our economy to grab hold of opportunities of the future.”



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