TENS of thousands of children in Glasgow are financial losers following the Chancellor’s cuts to tax credits new figures reveal.
The cuts announced in his post election Budget will hit 26,000 families in the city with more than 46,000 children living in households whose income will fall.
Cathcart SNP MSP James Dornan said the figures were shameful.
“George Osborne’s shameful cuts were always going to be a huge blow to those who were already struggling to get by – and these figures show that it is children who are going to pay the heaviest price, with almost 50,000 children set to lose out across the city.
“The Tory government should be utterly ashamed that the number of children from working families living in poverty has grown under their watch – but as these cuts to tax credits show, they are intent on intensifying their punitive cuts agenda.”
Stewart McDonald, Glasgow South SNP MP said: “Working families and vulnerable people in Scotland can’t afford for decisions over the economy and social security to continue to be made by the likes of George Osborne. These powers must be transferred to Scotland – allowing us to take meaningful action to tackle poverty and support working families. With their appalling track record, it’s no wonder the Tories are trying to change legislation to abandon targets on child poverty. It’s clear that the Tories know exactly how badly their cuts will affect children across the country."