Spending Review reaction from CPAG

26 June 2013

The Chancellor George Osborne announced spending proposals for the year 2015/16 this afternoon. CPAG is deeply alarmed at cuts to benefits for jobseekers that will mean more of them are sent to foodbanks almost as a matter of policy.

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We are also alarmed at plans to put a cap on spending on welfare benefits, instead of looking at the root causes of rising expenditure, such as poverty pay, high rents and lack of affordable childcare.