Thursday, 29 October 2015

Government approach to tax credits and foodbanks ensures only a wider circle of poverty

Where is the logic to the government's approach to poverty? We learn that Iain Duncan Smith is putting jobs advisers into foodbanks, where 25% of those attending are already in low paid jobs. No doubt many of these people will become more dependent on the food banks when the government takes away their tax credits. Then there will be those at present surviving but now forced into foodbanks because their tax credits are to be taken away. Duncan Smith and George Osborne seem only interested in creating an ever larger vicious poverty circle involving low pay and tax credits requiring relief via foodbank charity.

- published in Independent - 31/10/2015/ Metro - 2/11/2015 /Guardian & Morning Star - 3/11/2015

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