Tuesday, 27 October 2015 14:58

House of Lords votes to delay tex credit cuts by three years

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George Osborne’s plans to reduce tax credits for low-paid workers are in chaos after the House of Lords shrugged off warnings of a constitutional crisis and voted to delay the £4.4bn package of cuts.

In a humiliating rebuff for the Chancellor, his proposals were twice defeated after peers queued up to condemn the measures for hitting the worst-off and attacked the Government for not coming clean in the Tory manifesto about the proposals.


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