MP Peter Hain has attacked the Government for “endangering local communities” with “reckless” policies. Since May last year there have been cuts to cuts to tax credits, Winter Fuel, disability living allowance compounded by an increase in the VAT rate.
There are also concerns over the next generation of youngsters as university tuition fees have trebled and plans you get youngsters back into work have been scrapped. The Future Jobs Fund which provided youngsters with the skills find employment and created ninety-six more jobs in Neath Port Talbot was scrapped as part of the Governments efficiency savings.
Mr Hain said, “David Cameron is making life harder for ordinary people with reckless and dangerous cuts squeezing the living standards of hard working families.
“The future for youngsters is worrying, we were told the £9000 annual fee was only to be applied in ‘exceptional circumstances’ but has now become the norm. Whilst the scrapping of the Future Jobs Fund which was helping to reduce the numbers of youth unemployed, without it youth unemployment is stagnating
“The Tories are making reckless choices but it’s our communities that are paying the price and it’s too high a price.”