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Tax credits cut comes under fire

by Dave Sewell
Issue No. 2476

MPs debated George Osborne’s plan to slash £4 billion from tax credits on Tuesday of this week. 

Three million working households stand to lose an average of £1,300 a year. This will push 200,000 children into poverty, according to one study.

The Tories justify their £12 billion welfare cut by scapegoating unemployed people. But reaching that figure means attacking those in work too.

The policy is under fire from Tories afraid of losing votes—especially since a Tory voter broke down on the BBC’s Question Time programme last week.

It is rumoured to face an exceptional challenge in the House of Lords. 

But it will take more than this to beat Osborne.

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Tue 20 Oct 2015, 16:39 BST
Issue No. 2476
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