New figures show David Cameron’s cuts to tax credits could hit more than half of families in Yorkshire and Humber

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New figures show that 56 per cent of families with children in Yorkshire and Humber could be hit by tax credit cuts.

The House of Commons figures also show that almost three quarters – 73 per cent – of families in our region claiming tax credits are in work.

Yorkshire and Humber has the joint highest proportion of its families claiming tax credits in the country, five per cent above the national average.

Labour MP for Halifax Holly Lynch said: “David Cameron and George Osborne still haven’t come clean about exactly what cuts to tax credits they are proposing, but it is becoming increasingly clear that low-paid families are in the firing line.

“And as has so often been the case under the Tories, it’s families here in Yorkshire who are going to feel it most – it’s hardly a surprise that Cameron and Osborne deliberately concealed their proposals from public view during the Election.

“Now they must come clean and spell them out so people in Halifax and across the country can judge whether or not they think they are fair.”