Labour’s Living Wage tax break exposes the Tories’ ‘making work pay’ lie

November 3, 2013

Not that the recovery is real – it’s based on yet another debt-bubble that is certain to burst soon. And yes, the ‘Making Work Pay’ cliche is an absolute lie. Most of the changes to the benefit system have negatively impacted on people in work more than the unemployed.

Vox Political

Just one day after the TUC leader said the Coalition has broken the historic link between economic growth and rising household incomes, Labour has proposed a way to restore it.

Since the recovery began, earlier this year, Vox Political has been pointing out its lack of impact on the poorest households in the UK – readily evidenced by the rise and rise of food banks across the country. This is because any profits are being funnelled up to those individuals who are already earning the most and – thanks to our bizarrely-slanted tax (avoidance) system – into tax havens.

According to the BBC, Frances O’Grady told a conference yesterday that “households are being excluded from the benefits of growth. Unless this changes, the recovery will be meaningless to the vast majority of people across Britain.

She said the government was “desperately short of solutions”.

A Treasury spokesperson said the…

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