Osbourne is scraping the barrel on welfare cuts

Published on Monday, 08 October 2012 15:17
Posted by Scott Buckler

George Osborne is Scraping the Barrel for Welfare cuts which do not make economic sense, family action Head of Policy and Campaigns Rhian Beynon has said..

"Many families are struggling to make ends meet, heat their homes and put food on the table. Plans to curb child tax credit and below inflation rises in welfare support will put further pressure on family finances which are already in meltdown. George Osborne is scraping the barrel for cuts that do not make good economic sense. Removing housing benefit from under 25s will make it even more difficult for hard pressed young people to find employment and move on. It is not the answer.

Neither is punishing children because a parent is out of work. There is already a Welfare Cap coming in which places limitations on benefits for large families. These further cuts to the welfare budget could spell disaster for the children and families we support."

Source: ©Family Action

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