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Allow the lords to table a motion to kill off the cuts to tax credits.

The Lords have been warned, threatened, by the government that their fatal motion to kill the tax credit cuts will trigger a constituency crisis; and that they risked a renewed push to weaken the powers of the upper house if they refused to back down. The lords backed down. Powers are weakened.


Tax credit cuts will come into affect in 2016. Other changes, like the 'living' wage, will not stop millions of families and children falling deeper into debt and poverty.
The IFS has stated that over 3.5 million poor people will be over £1000 worse off when cuts to tax credits take place. You can read their report here: http://www.ifs.org.uk/publications/7980
To check your own circumstances and whether you will lose out follow this link: https://www.gov.uk/tax-credits-calculator

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Monday 26 October 2015

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