On Friday 30th October I met with families and relatives who are worried about the impact tax credits cuts will have on their family. The people who attended this meeting were all working or wanting to work, all doing a great job bringing up young children, doing all the right things, juggling bills and family life but already struggling to make ends meet. George Osborne is out of touch with reality and doesn't understand the already uphill battle bringing up young children on a low income.
What has upset me the most was listening to individual stories
Stephen from Port Sunlight works full time as a carer for a local charity, he is already under immense pressure, looking after vulnerable people. The family have already had their tax credits cut without explanation, and can’t get through to the tax credit helpline to find out why. If their tax credits go down again it will plunge them into poverty. How is that fair or right?
If you are worried about the impact the cuts may have, can you please get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will be organising another meeting soon to discuss the next steps and to build a grass roots campaign against this cut. if you are interested in attending email email@example.com.
David Cameron misled the public in the run up to the General Election, and promised he wouldn't cut Tax Credits.
Tax Credits cuts in Wirral will affect 17,800 families low incomes, there are 26,200 children in those families that are already dealing with the cost of living crisis, the cut could mean £1,300 or more per family per year.
If you are against the Tax Credit cut, please sign the petition and share it on social media.