A RESORT MP says tax credit changes are set to strip almost 2,000 Blackpool families of thousands of pounds in Government support.
From April, couples will have to work up to eight extra hours a week or risk losing the cash they currently receive in working tax credits – something Blackpool South MP Gordon Marsden has criticised.
The move could see people lose up to £3,870 in support, and Mr Marsden said: “This ill-thought out policy from the Government is set to hit hundreds of hard working families right across Blackpool, denying them access to Working Tax Credits which has been a vital source of support for many in recent years.
“At a time where more and more people have to work part-time and businesses are cutting back on staffing time, it will be incredibly hard for those who are set to be affected by these changes to get the extra hours the Government is demanding from them.
“The Government need to think again and drop their unfair proposals.”