Restrictions on benefits spark fears
STROUD'S Labour party has hit out at the Government plan to cap benefits.
"It's the working poor who will be hit most by Coalition plans to cap benefits by much less than inflation," said Steve Lydon, chairman of Stroud Labour.
"The Chancellor has said it's the shirkers – the people with the curtains drawn – who are affected by his cut to tax credits and benefits, but we know this is not the truth."
He cites figures from the Institute for Fiscal Studies which says seven million working households will be affected by the cap.
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He said: "The decision to restrict the rise in benefits to one per cent is another blow to millions of working families and individuals who are struggling to make ends meet."
He added that the Labour Party is concerned that there are thousands of people who are living in poverty and that this is what the Government should be tackling.