Tory welfare policies an ‘attack on single mothers’
23 September 2017
Shadow Scottish Secretary, Lesley Laird has branded the Tories' welare reforms as an 'attack on single mothers'.
New figures have shown that almost two thirds of the people effected by the benefit cap are single mums.
And the benefit cap is not the only policy which unfairly targets women.
The 'rape clause' has been widely condemned by women's charities and organisations.
The policy forces victims of rape to fill out an 8-page form before receiving vital child tax credits.
It has been described as one of the most vile policies ever introduced by a Tory government.
A Labour government will transform the social security system so that, like the NHS, it is there for us all in our time of need.