Flintshire Politicians against Tax Credit Changes

Alyn and Deeside politicians, Mark Tami MP and Carl Sargeant AM, speak out against changes to the tax credit system.

The changes by the Conservative Government to the tax credit system could cost families in Alyn and Deeside as much as £3,000 per year.

The pair have spoken out against these changes because they feel that they will have a real impact on the living standards of many families in the community.

Mark Tami MP said, “I am strongly opposed to the changes that the Government are implementing to the tax credit system. They will hurt working families on low incomes and the so called Living Wage will only compensate those people in work by up to 26%.”

The changes will impact on three million families across the UK and in Alyn and Deeside it is estimated that around 5,200 families with children will be affected. The average family will be £1,300 worse off.

Carl Sargeant AM said: “Tax Credits are designed to make sure work pays. By cutting them the Conservative UK Government is penalising those who work hard day after day just to get by.

“The Government is not just giving with one hand and taking away with another, it is leaving thousands of my hard-working constituents worse off. That’s why I’m asking residents to join me in sending a clear message to the Tories that these cuts to working people’s living standards are unacceptable.”

Both Mark and Carl are encouraging people to join the campaign against these changes by signing the petition at labour.org.uk/taxcredits or writing to 70 High Street, Connah’s Quay, Flintshire CH5 4DD for a paper copy.