Nothing more to say: This Tax Credits advert was intended to warn people to keep up-to-date with information they send HMRC about their Tax Credits claim; now it seems the message is much simpler - they want to stop paying you anyway.

Nothing more to say: This Tax Credits advert was intended to warn people to keep up-to-date with information they send HMRC about their Tax Credits claim; now it seems the message is much simpler – they want to stop paying you anyway.

Today (Tuesday) the Labour Party will force the Conservative Government to try to justify its plan to cut tax credits for millions of working people while providing them with no substantial alternative increase to their income.

The Opposition Day debate will start at around 2.30pm and calls on the government to reverse its decision to cut tax credits from April next year. You can watch it on the BBC Parliament TV channel or on the Parliament website.

Vox Political readers should, by now, be too wise to get their hopes up – we know that the Tories will use their parliamentary majority to amend the wording of the motion to one that supports the cut, and it is the amendment that will win at the vote.

But the arguments will be fascinating to hear. Do the Tories have any solid justification for their plan, other than the further impoverishment of the poor to fund tax cuts for the rich?

Probably not. Let’s find out.

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