The Tories cut tax credits 14 times in the last parliament – meaning over half of all families with children, most of which are in work, are worse off after five years of David Cameron.
This Government has failed to tackle the real drivers of a welfare bill, low pay and the high cost of renting. This failure caused the Department for Work and pensions to overspend by £25bn over the last parliament.
Andrew Gwynne MP said:
“Three million families will be affected by this cut. In the Denton and Reddish constituency alone, there are about 14,000 children in 11,000 families receiving tax credits. The Government should not be hitting families who work hard day after day just to get by.
“Labour is calling on David Cameron to stop the tax credit cut. We need to balance the books, but the way to do that isn’t to hit the wallets of working families.
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