Emily Thornberry Labour MP for Islington South and Finsbury
Responding to today’s release of statistics on low pay, Emily said:
“With six million jobs paying less than enough to live on, now is exactly the wrong time for a multi-billion pound cut to working people’s tax credits. The Government’s approach is completely wrong and needs an urgent rethink.
“That is why Labour has tabled amendments to the Welfare Reform and Work Bill, revoking the tax credit cuts, creating a new opportunity to reverse changes that would be so damaging to the incomes of low and middle paid families.”