TUC: Tax changes ‘robbing from poor’

child benefit, pension, income tax

The Chancellor’s changes to tax and benefits mean the poorest working families will lose on average £460 a year, while the richest homes will be £670 better off, the TUC union has claimed.

The union’s research examined average impacts across all UK households of the changes made in the July Budget to universal credit, benefits and tax allowances. The impact on the poorest households comes despite the Chancellor George Osborne’s minimum wage increase.

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