But it also helps our economy. People paying taxes in is much better than having people on the dole and getting benefits.
The Tories failure to get people back to work is driving up the benefits bill by £12.6 billion. That’s £500 for every single family in Hodge Hill.
To pay for their welfare waste they are cutting support such as tax credits for working families, who have played by the rules and done nothing wrong. The Government’s Welfare Reform Bill is a leap in the dark for families as we don’t know how childcare will work for families under the new system.
The Government has got to call a halt to its unthinking attack on Britain’s childcare. Millions of Britain’s parents feeling the squeeze desperately want to work – but literally can’t afford to without help with childcare.
30,000 women have already given up on work because childcare ‘reforms’ mean they’re no longer better off in work.
We have the second highest unemployment in the country. I don’t want to see anyone having to give up work because they can’t afford childcare.
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