Britain’s poorest hit by £2.5bn ‘stealth tax’

Source: Independent

Tax cuts for low and middle-income families in April will be dwarfed by hidden reductions in tax credits, according to a study for The Independent.

The analysis found that the £1bn of tax cuts in April will be outweighed by reductions of more than £2.5bn in the complex tax-credit scheme.

Most of the cuts to credits, which top up the wages of low-income families in work, will take effect from April and could catch families unaware.

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