‘Tax cuts promised by the three main parties will be no more than an illusion for up to 3.3m low income families, according to research for The Independent.
The Resolution Foundation think tank studied George Osborne’s decision in his Autumn Statement to freeze until 2018 the work allowance – the amount people on benefits and tax credits can earn before their in-work state support starts to be withdrawn.
This first study of its impact found that a couple with children would need to see their combined earnings rise by more than £1,300 just to wipe out the income lost from the freeze, which began in 2013. This means their income would have to rise by 10 per cent more than the wage increases forecast by the Office for Budget Responsibility.’
Latest posts by Niamh Harris (see all)
- Anti-Lockdown Protesters Break Police Lines In Melbourne, Over 200 Arrested - September 18, 2021
- Ethics Professor Fired From Canadian University For Refusing To Get Covid Jab - September 18, 2021
- Sky News Host Says She’ll ‘Write A Cheque’ To Anyone Who Can Decipher What Biden’s Trying To Convey - September 18, 2021