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'Hard working' families being hit by Government - MP claims
3:00pm Wednesday 9th January 2013 in News
HELEN Jones MP has hit back at claims that Chancellor George Osborne is cracking down on the benefits culture that rewards skivers and shirkers.
The Warrington North MP said it is actually hard-working families in Warrington that are being hit the hardest.
Despite the Chancellor's claim, Mrs Jones said 60 per cent of the people affected by the Government's changes to tax credits and benefits are actually employed..
"The people that are losing out here aren't skivers; they're strivers. Over 14,000 people in Warrington currently receive working tax credits," said Mrs Jones.
"It is hard-working people like these, trying to do the right thing, who are paying the price for the Tories' economic failures."