West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper voted against Conservative government plans to cut tax credits for over 5000 working families living in West Lancashire with some people losing up to £3000 a year.
Despite previous promises not to cut tax credits for working families the Conservatives have now broken their promise and are turning their backs on these families, 4,400 families whom have children.
This means on average West Lancashire families will be worse off on average by £1300 a year
MP Rosie said:
“This is yet another decision by the government that will only serve to penalise the working families in West Lancashire and across the country who are doing their best for their families. Yet the government seems intent on this not being good enough and are set on making life harder for people.
“Making it ever more difficult for them to make ends meet.
“Over 50% of families, the majority of whom have children, are going to be hit hard by this uncaring decision by the government. Losing up to £3000 a year is a massive blow to so many families across West Lancashire.
“Announcements of a National Living Wage to fill the gap from lost tax credits have turned out to be misleading. Research by the independent Institute for Fiscal Studies have rubbished Cameron and Osborne’s claims.
“By cutting tax credits to working families this government continues to show how little they understand about the daily pressures of everyday life the majority of people have deal with, working hard for low wages.”