New figures from Labour show that 52 per cent of families with children in the East Midlands could be hit by David Cameron’s tax credit cuts.
The House of Commons figures also show that 75 per cent of families in the East Midlands claiming tax credits are in work. In total over 250,000 families in the East Midlands receive tax credits, and of those over 200,000 are families with children.
Lilian Greenwood MP, Labour’s MP for Nottingham South responding to the new figures said: “David Cameron and George Osborne still haven’t come clean to people here in the East Midlands about exactly what cuts with tax credits they are planning.
“Thousands of families in our region rely on tax credits to provide a vital boost to their living standards, and if the cuts go ahead they could see losses to their income of £1,400 a year. It’s clear that low paid families here in the East Midlands are in the firing line.
“What’s also clear is that the Tories hid their proposals during the election campaign. It’s now time that they came clean and spelled out their plans so that people can judge whether they are fair or not.”