“I’ve cancelled my Disney Plus tv subscription. I’m trying to keep what clothes we are buying and my grocery spend down, across the budget I’m trying to keep my cost of living as low as possible. I don’t really feel I can do much more. I’ve already for several years been turning the lights off in each room, setting the heating on a timer, making sure I’m using a full dishwasher and washing machine and I’m running out of ideas. It’s a battle and it seems like there’s not really much more that I can do. “
He acknowledged both he and the prime minister wanted a "low-tax, high-growth economy, and world class public services", but Mr Sunak said this could only be "responsibly delivered if we are prepared to work hard, make sacrifices and take difficult decisions".