Stop the tax credit cut

David Cameron has broken a promise not to cut child tax credits - and the evidence is staring him in the face. On a BBC Question Time election special on 30th April he said twice that he'd protect these benefits, which top up the salaries of Britain's worst-paid people. Fast forward a few months and he's taken a sledgehammer to his vow.

As many as 3,300 working families in Chester face being worse off because the Tories have broken their promise on tax credits. Instead of helping working people, the Tories are pushing through changes which will hit local families in the wallet.

  • Almost half of the children living in Chester will be affected by David Cameron's tax credit cuts.  
  • The House of Commons Library estimates that families affected will be on average around £1,300 worse off in 2016-17.
  • Some families will lose entitlement to tax credit completely.

Tax Credits are designed to ensure that work pays. Cutting them undermines the value of work, and it penalises hard working Cestrians who put in the hours, day after day, just to get by.

I am against the tax credit cut - are you?

David Cameron is breaking his promise to stand up for families. Changes to tax credits will cost working families £1,300 a year. CALL ON THE TORIES TO STOP THE TAX CREDIT CUT NOW.

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  • signed 2017-02-05 00:37:09 +0000
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  • signed 2016-10-11 16:32:59 +0100
    With families and single working people, already struggling with the, increases of the cost-of Living. Such a cut would result in many hard working people on low income, to push them to a level. Where debts will result and possible evictions as their finances will become choice of either food for children or Rent.
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  • signed 2016-07-11 22:06:28 +0100
  • signed via 2016-01-11 03:16:53 +0000
    I support this petition
  • signed 2015-12-04 18:47:35 +0000
  • signed 2015-11-24 17:15:04 +0000
  • signed 2015-11-15 08:58:05 +0000
  • signed 2015-11-13 14:17:26 +0000
  • signed 2015-11-12 18:25:54 +0000
  • signed 2015-11-12 08:04:34 +0000
  • signed 2015-11-06 14:07:44 +0000
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  • signed 2015-10-30 16:38:31 +0000
  • signed via 2015-10-29 00:03:19 +0000
  • signed 2015-10-28 07:42:47 +0000
    Demoralising for families already struggling to manage finances
  • signed via 2015-10-28 03:38:36 +0000
  • signed via 2015-10-27 23:34:57 +0000
    Keep up the good work
  • signed 2015-10-27 22:45:54 +0000
    Keep up the good fight, Chris. Cheering you on from Northern Ireland!
  • signed 2015-10-27 22:42:35 +0000
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  • posted about this on Facebook 2015-10-27 20:06:03 +0000
    Sign the petition: Stop the tax credit cut
  • signed 2015-10-27 20:05:30 +0000
  • signed 2015-10-27 18:48:17 +0000
  • signed 2015-10-27 18:12:04 +0000
  • signed 2015-10-27 17:49:24 +0000
    the very people who will suffer are the ones who put all their money back into the economy… this will only reduce how they do that. shameful
  • signed 2015-10-27 16:24:44 +0000
    This would cripple us.