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Labour launches campaign on Tory tax credit cuts hitting 311,000 working families in Yorkshire and Humber

Labour has launched a campaign highlighting Tory broken promises on tax credits which will see 311,000 working families in Yorkshire and Humber left £1,300 a year worse off.

Nationally, the changes will affect nearly three million working families.

The cuts to tax credits being implemented by David Cameron will see 490,800 children in working households across Yorkshire and Humber hit by the changes.

Labour will be campaigning on the issue across the country, after highlighting it at its Annual Conference in Brighton last week.

Jeremy Corbyn MP, Leader of the Labour Party, said:

“Labour stands for a more equal and more prosperous United Kingdom where wealth is shared by the many not hoarded by a few. The Tories are attacking the income of working people by cutting tax credits.

“These Tory cuts will leave working families £1,300 a year worse off and hit millions of working families across Britain, with 311,000 working families in Yorkshire and Humber affected. Instead of helping working people, the Tories are pushing through changes which will hit working families hard

“Our Tax Credits are designed to ensure that work pays, cutting them will only see working families worse off. 

“The Tories have not planned any help to protect affected families. 2.7 million families with children will be left out of pocket, and there is a real risk that children will suffer directly as a result of these changes.”

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commented 2015-10-06 14:03:48 +0100
We need to expose these despicable false claims by tories that it is not going to effect the working families are already struggling. Get some cases highlighted to show the wider public the pain!
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