Inflation is falling, our economy is growing stronger, and household bills are starting to return to normal levels.
The worst of the global energy price and cost-of-living crisis seems to be behind us.
Despite the economic volatility caused by the Covid pandemic and Russia's war in Ukraine, decisive leadership by the Prime Minister is bringing the situation under control.
I know many people are still struggling. Bills remain unaffordable for many, especially across Scotland where we've had to put up with higher personal and business taxes from the SNP Government for many years.
There is no room for complacency. But the steadily improving economic situation, thanks to steps taken by the UK Government, is positive. As the rebound continues, more jobs will be created, businesses will invest more, and household finances will grow stronger.
While that happens, there is still a need for the UK Government to continue helping people who are struggling.
The UK Government is committed to supporting those who need it most - and that's exactly what we're doing with the latest cost-of-living payment that will land in eligible people's bank accounts soon.
Families across the Borders - approximately 12,200 households in total - will receive £300 directly from the UK Government before Christmas.
This is the second of three payments totalling £900 to support households which currently receive means-tested benefits such as Universal Credit or Pension Credit.
Eligible pensioner households will also receive a further £300 payment this year as an addition to the Winter Fuel Payment.
These payments make up part of the record financial support from the UK Government for the most vulnerable, which is worth an average of £3,300 per household.
We will keep focusing on delivering a brighter future, while making sure that those in need have the help they deserve.