Tax Credits

“The hon. Gentleman also knows that tax credits benefit 6 million families with 10 million children. In total, 20 million people live in households that benefit from tax credits. Of course we want to do better. I look forward to his working with us to ensure that we can eliminate child poverty.”

These are the words of Hilary Armstrong, the Minister for the Cabinet Office.

20 million people benefit from tax credits… a third of the population…and she still wants to do better…ie add more people. Would it not be better just not to tax them in the first place?

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