Comment on the Spending Review

Commenting on the Chancellor’s spending review, Bill Butler, the Scottish Labour candidate for Glasgow Anniesland, said:

“I am glad that the Government has sat up and paid attention to the thousands of voices right across our country making the case for protecting tax credits.

“This U-turn is good news for tens of thousands of families across Glasgow, including over 4,000 in Glasgow Anniesland. A potential 45,700 children across our city would have been affected by the changes. I am proud that Labour has led the campaign to oppose these cuts, and to protect thousands of families.

“However, we must remain wary because this may not be a full and fair reversal of the policy. There is still concern regarding the changes via the implementation of the Universal Credit in 2018. We must remain vigilant”