The end of tax credits implemented in a typical twisted  Tory way. Shocking. 

The poor side of life

This week we had the budget and we weren’t expecting it to be a good one. It has specifically targeted the poorest in society and women with children. George Osborne announced that he was introducing a living wage of £7.20 a hour rising to £9.00 by 2020. This was the first lie. It’s not a living wage it’s just an increase in the minimum wage made to sound better than it is. This doesn’t include any pay increases for under 25s. He doesn’t think that they are important enough to be paid a decent wage. That in itself is shocking but I will start with tax credit changes..

If George osbourne had stood in parliament and had announced that they were officially ending tax credits there would have been total outrage. Instead he has implemented several things that will make it very hard to claim tax credits and if you…

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