A leading Tory Party think tank has warned George Osborne his tax credit cuts could discourage the lowest-paid from seeking work and told him the government needs to soften the cuts to help poor families.
“Why have a surplus if we can’t protect those on the lowest pay, doing the right thing by taking work?”
Interestingly, Ms Stroud has a second day job as Tory peer Baroness Stroud.
Who, erm … voted against softening the effects of the chancellor’s tax credit cuts just last week (from Hansard):
Probably hoping nobody would notice?