Judith Cummins, Member of Parliament for Bradford South, has today condemned the Conservative government’s attack on hard working families in Bradford South.
“This Conservative budget does nothing to help the poorly paid workers in Bradford South who rely on tax credits to keep a roof over their heads and food on the table. Thousands of families in Bradford South who go out to work every day and try to do the best by their families will be worse off.
“Labour first introduced tax credits to help tackle poverty and get people back to work. Cutting tax credits in this way, without genuine action to tackle low pay and unemployment, will increase child poverty and risks ruining the life chances of our young people in Bradford South.
“The Conservative Government needs to be tackling the root causes of the rising welfare bill – poorly paid jobs and rising housing costs – to bring down the deficit in a fair way, not making working people worse off overall.
“Nationally over three million working families will be worse off as a result of the changes. A family with one worker on average wages will lose over £2,000 in tax credits from the changes announced today.”