New figures released this weekend by Labour Shadow Cabinet member, Jonathan Ashworth MP, show the number of working single parents, disabled children and disabled workers in the East Midlands who are to be affected by tax credit cuts.
Millions of working families across the UK will lose over £1,300 on average when the cuts hit next April.
In the East Midlands up to 116,300 working single parents, 12,300 families with disabled children and 9,500 disabled workers are to be hit by David Cameron and George Osborne’s cuts to tax credits.
Speaking ahead of the East Midlands Regional Conference this weekend in Leicester, Jonathan Ashworth MP, Shadow Minister without Portfolio, said:
“George Osborne said this week that he was “comfortable” with the tax credit cuts. What kind of chancellor can be comfortable with measures that will hit hundreds of thousands of single-parents, disabled children and disabled workers across the East Midlands?
“The human impact of these cuts are too high to bear and cross-party concerns are reaching boiling point – Osborne must back down on these tax credit cuts.”