13,500 Medway families suffer tax credit cut


Medway Labour have called on MPs and peers to reject Tory plans to cut tax credits, after new figures showed almost 13,500 working families in Medway could lose on average £1,300 a year.

The Conservative plans to cut tax credits to families who earn up to £30,000 will affect 13,500 families and 26,000 children in Medway according to Unison.

The figures from the government show that the following number of children in working families in the area will receive cuts to tax credits:

  • Rochester & Strood: 8,300
  • Gillingham and Rainham: 8,500
  • Chatham and Aylesford: 9, 200

A household earning £30,000 with two children will lose £1,217, the same household earning £25,000, will lose £2,534.

Our three Conservative MPs voted to support these cuts in October 2015.

A household earning £20,000 with one child will be £2,184 worse off, leading to outrage from charity bosses.

To find out exactly how much you are set to lose, click here.