Conservatives in Government think the welfare system should be fair to the working people who pay for it.
- Uprating benefits by 1 per cent. For the next three years we will increase most working age benefits by 1 per cent to keep more in line with salary increases.
- Protecting those with the greatest need.Disability and Carers benefits are protected.
- Cutting taxes for working people.24 million taxpayers have seen their income tax cut and 2 million of the lowest paid have been taken out of tax altogether – with more tax cuts to come. People working full time on the minimum wage will have had their income tax bill cut in half.
Labour want to cap public sector pay but let benefits rise with inflation – that is not fair. They have forgotten that it is the people who work hard to pay their taxes that support our welfare system.