I have sent a letter to all of the local papers this week about the Conservatives plan to scrap Child Tax Credits for some of the hardest working families in this constituency. Incase you havn’t seen the letter yet, here it is:
At Tory Conference earlier this year George Osborne outlined the Tories’ plan to get rid of the Child Tax Credit for households on more than £50,000 per year in total. They said that this would raise them £400 million.
However, last week it emerged that George Osbornes’ sums were wrong. Cutting Child Tax Credit for families on more than £50,000 would actually only raise £45 million. To raise £400 million they would need to cut it from families earning as little as £16,000 each – less than average earnings.
As our MP is a Tory, perhaps he could clarify whether this huge mis-calculation is down to George Osborne’s bad judgement, his inexperience or something more sinister.
Labour Parliamentary Spokesman for Cities of London and Westminster