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Chancellor George Osborne has announced that the Government will
make further cuts - worth £10 billion - to the welfare budget
The focus of these reductions will be:
He said the better-off would pay more in taxes, but the budget
could not be balanced "on the wallets of the rich".
Child Poverty Action Group's Chief Executive, Alison
Garnham, has spoken out against proposals from George Osborne and
Iain Duncan Smith that unemployed families should have their
benefits capped if they have more children. She said:
“With this abhorrent proposal, the Chancellor is saying that
some children will be marked out from birth as second class
citizens with their lives worth less than others.
“We were told it would be those with the broadest shoulders who
have the greatest burden, but the richest are getting tax cuts and
it is those with the narrowest shoulders, our poorest children, who
are being made to pay the price.
Source: Rightsnet (link opens in a new
window), BBC News (link
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