Stop the Tory tax credit cut
Croydon North MP Steve Reed is calling on the Government to reverse their plans to slash incomes for low-paid working families. Tory changes to tax credits will leave working families £1,300 a year worse off. Tax credits are paid to families whose wages are too low to cover basic costs such as putting food on the table, clothing children and keeping their home warm in winter.
Three million working families will be affected nationally when the tax credit cuts come into force in April next year. In Croydon, 8,900 of the boroughs poorest working families will be hit in the wallet.
Steve Reed MP said:
The Tories are taking money away from some of the poorest people in our community so they can pay for tax cuts for the very rich. Families who work hard but are struggling to make ends meet will be faced with a dreadful choice between heating their home or putting food on the table for their children. This shouldn’t be happening in one of the richest countries on earth.
I’ll be out on the streets collecting signatures for a petition calling on the Tories to stop the tax credit cut and reverse their shocking plans to clobber thousands of the poorest families in Croydon.
Local people can sign Labour’s online petition at: www.labour.org.uk/taxcredits
Steven Reed is Labour MP for Croydon North and Shadow Minister for Children and Families. In 2018 his private member’s bill on reducing violent mental health restraint became law. In June 2019 he launched Labour’s civil society strategy outlining radical plans to empower citizens and communities.
Steve chairs the Cooperative Councils Innovation Network, co-chairs the All-Party Parliamentary Group for London, was Leader of Lambeth Council 2006-12 where he led the council’s children’s services to become best-rated in the country and pioneered the public-health approach to tackling violent youth crime. He worked in publishing for 16 years and was an elected trade union branch secretary.