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Families hit by nearly £700m tax credit cut, 19/07/15 [S]

Families in Scotland who rely on tax credits will face nearly £700 million worth of cuts if the UK Government pushes ahead with its ‘inexcusable’ proposals, Social Justice Secretary Alex Neil has said.

Mr Neil has urged the UK Government to abandon its plans to cut tax credits and has reiterated fears from charities that these cuts will push more children into poverty and increase inequalities.

New Scottish Government analysis has found households with the least money will face the biggest losses as a result of the UK Government’s budget.

For full details see the Scottish Government news release.


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Families hit by nearly £700m tax credit cut