Supporting Wigan’s Families

Labour unveiled its manifesto for families this week. Lisa said ““Looking after your family is the most important job you can do, and that’s why Labour has always made helping families a central part of government policy. We are committed to bringing forward more help for working families, including free childcare and more help for grandparents.”

The manifesto expands nursery provision, introduces a new ‘toddler tax credit’ and protects Sure Start and existing tax credits. Lisa added: “Only Labour is committed to Child Tax Credits and Child Trust Funds. I believe we should help all families – not only the worst off, but also those whose parents are working hard and still struggle to make ends meet. The other parties plan to cut hundreds of pounds of support each year for millions of children in Britain. As a former children’s charity worker I know how devastating that will be.”

To read Labour’s commitments to families click here.

April 29, 2010 By : Category: News Tags:, , , ,