New figures show David Cameron’s cuts to tax credits could hit almost 10,000 families in Lewisham Deptford.
New figures from Labour show that 52 per cent of families with children in London could be hit by David Cameron’s tax credit cuts, with 9,900 families in Lewisham Deptford alone being at risk.
The figures, obtained from the House of Commons, also show that 44 per cent of families in Lewisham Deptford claiming tax credits are in work.
52 per cent of families with children in London receive Tax Credits. Across the UK the figure is 51 per cent, with the number rising to 56 per cent in five UK regions.
“David Cameron and George Osborne still haven’t come clean about exactly what cuts to tax credits they are proposing. But it’s clear that low paid working families in London are in the firing line.
“The Tories concealed their proposals from public view throughout the election campaign. It is time for David Cameron and George Osborne to spell them out and let people judge whether or not they are fair.”