Despite promises made by David Cameron during the election campaign that many benefits would not be cut, it appears that the government is now considering reducing tax credits for millions of working families as part of its £12bn welfare cuts.
This move could mean that some of the poorest families in our society would see their income fall by £845 per child per year.
George Osborne and co say that the change will increase 'incentives to work', however many of the affected families are those in work, but on low pay. How will this help?
This just sounds like another Tory scheme to kick people when they’re down, making the poor poorer, whilst the rich (MPs included) get large pay rises.
What can we do? Campaign against this move. You can currently sign a petition against the proposed cuts by visiting:
Let’s not penalise hard-working families that already get so little in return!