George Osborne: we will make work pay
Patrick WintourThe chancellor will launch a counter-offensive in the increasingly bitter war over welfare, accusing his critics of a cowardly defence of vested interests, and claiming the increase in the personal tax allowance introduced this month will make work pay.
With a week-long chorus of protest from Labour, charities and church groups constantly intensifying, George Osborne, in a relatively rare set-piece speech, will insist the changes are not simply a necessary evil to tackle the deficit, but a positive reform of a bloated welfare system.
But his claim that most families will benefit this week from the increase in the tax allowance will be immediately challenged by a leading thinktank warning that the move will be undermined by the introduction of the new universal credit.
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"George Osborne: we will make work pay", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), février 2013. Consulté le 07/12/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/george-osborne-we-will-make-work-pay