Lucy has hit back at the government over their plans to cut tax credits, after The Children's Society warns that 123,600 low-paid families across the region would lose out under George Osborne's plans. This could mean 239,500 children across Greater Manchester being hit, almost 50,000 of these in Manchester alone.
George Osborne’s cuts to tax credits will have a devastating impact on families in Manchester with nearly 25,000 families set to lose out.”
These cuts to the incomes of low paid workers are completely unfair and go back on a promise made by David Cameron before the election.
The cuts are specifically targeted at working families and will see people on the lowest wages lose out by an average of £1,300 every year.
It is low paid workers and their children who will suffer - George Osborne needs to admit that he was wrong on this and abandon these devastating cuts.
First quoted in the Manchester Evening News on 21st November 2015