Lesley Brennan

Tax Credits Cuts Vote

 


21 October 2015

Yesterday Tory MPs were given a chance to redeem themselves and vote to stop the cuts in tax credits for hard-pressed working families.

They failed to do so.

Families who need the most support will be the hardest hit.

Many will lose as much as an average £1,300 a year under plans devised by David Cameron and George Osborne.

Research by the respected think tank Resolution Foundation forecasts an additional 200,000 children will be pushed into poverty next year

Labour’s Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell has already made it clear that Labour will reverse the cuts if the Tories did not .


The Tories must see how completely divisive David Cameron is in breaking an election promise he made not to cut tax credits.

These cuts will punish people who are already doing everything that they can to raise their children with dignity.

Here is video evidence of David Cameron’s promise not to cut tax credits , a promise that has now been shamefully broken.



 from UNISON :  Tax Credit cuts –the impact on working families  >>>

 

Numbers

Dundee

Children in Famlies in Receipt of Tax Credits – 17,200

Families in Receipt of Tax Credits – 10,000

Percentage of Children in Families in receipt of Tax Credits – 54.2%

Percentage of Families with Dependent Children in receipt of Tax Credits – 62.1%

Angus

Children in Families in Receipt of Tax Credits – 10,700

Families in Receipt of Tax Credits – 6,000

Percentage of Children in Families in receipt of Tax Credits – 42.6%

Percentage of Families with Dependent Children in receipt of Tax Credits – 44.9%

Source : Barnardo's >>>