'Government's benefit cuts will make 14,000 working families in Tower Hamlets worse off'

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Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Central Government and also in Finance, Housing, Local Government

The Goverment's decision to cap benefit increases at 1% will leave 14,000 working families in Tower Hamlets worse off, Labour has claimed. Chancellor George Osborne announced the cap in his November Autumn Statement. Even though Mr Osborne announced a rise of 1%, with inflation currently being a 2.6%, it actually represetents a cut in benefits. Tower Hamlets Labour Party has said that local people with full-time jobs rely on tax credit to top-up wages that don’t meet the cost of living i...

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