CPAG responds to the Autumn Statement

5 December 2013

We have criticised the Chancellor's Autumn Statement for rationing support for children, working families and disabled people through a national cap on social security.

See our full reaction in the CPAG press statement.

Chief Executive, Alison Garnham, said:

“The government is saying to Britain’s families and lowest paid workers that if employers don’t give them fair pay increases, they can’t count on tax credits to keep up with rising prices either. Disabled people and the poorest children are being told that their basic support could be rationed to balance the books. Once again, it’s the poorest who are being asked to pay down the lion’s share of deficit reduction."