A businessman says there need to be more tax cuts for “real and every day people”, amid the release of chancellor Jeremy Hunt's autumn economic statement.

Dave Fishwick, whose fight to set up a community bank was turned into Netflix's Bank of Dave film, spoke to people in Burnley for a segment on ITV's Good Morning Britain.

In the segment he spoke to a homeless man who called for more provisions for the “genuinely” homeless, urging Jeremy Hunt to spend a night on the street to see what it is like.

Dave said he wants to see tax cuts that benefit the poorest in society, such as the Burnley man he spoke to who “sleeps in a caravan which does not have any windows”.

He said: “It’s just shocking what is happening.

“What I would like to see are tax cuts that apply to real people every day.

“What we need is a fairer taxation. We need to be lifting the poorest out of the poverty and food crisis.

“I would like to see targeted tax credits to help people who are the poorest in society.

“Perhaps we can look at energy companies and some sort of special tax that they get given.”

Dave also mentioned the scrapping of the cap on bonuses for bankers, which was announced in October, adding that officials have their priorities wrong.

He said: “When you have somebody [deciding] to scrap the cap on bankers bonuses and then you have people up in the north of England deciding whether to feed their four-year-old daughter or feed themselves.

“A school in Colne called and said kids are coming to school starving. We bought them a year’s supply for food. Food poverty is a big thing.

“I would love to see financial education taught in schools. I would love to see annual percentage rates (APR) taught in schools, so kids and young people don’t get into debt early.”

Blackburn Labour MP Kate Hollern has condemned Chancellor Jeremy Hunt's Autumn economic statement as a 'missed opportunity to tackle the challenges faced by ordinary people'.

However, her Hyndburn Conservative counterpart Sara Britcliffe has praised it for 'bold measures' to help families and workers.

In his statement, Mr Hunt outlined measures including cutting the main rate of National Insurance from 12 per cent to 10 from January 6, increasing the legal minimum wage from £10.42 to £11.44 an hour from April, and extending it to apply to 21 and 22-year-old workers for the first time.

He also increased Universal Credit and other working-age benefits in England and Wales by 6.7 per cent and boosted State pension payments by 8.5 per cent, both from April.

Mr Hunt froze all alcohol duty until 1 August next year.

Netflix UK is currently featuring the original documentary series on Dave Fishwick, which aired in 2012. All three episodes were added to Netflix on March 24.

You can watch Dave’s interview by catching up on Good Morning Britain, on the ITV hub.