Midlothian couples in part time work could lose out

MIDLOTHIAN couples in part-time work who have children could lose around £4,000 a year following a change to tax credit rules.

Local Labour MP David Hamilton is urging the government to reconsider the change, which means thousands of families will lose their working tax credits unless they can significantly increase their working hours.

The change means that couples with children earning less than around £17,700 will need to increase the number of hours they work from a minimum of 16 to 24 hours per week or they will lose all their working tax credit of £3,870 per year.

Read full story in the March 1 edition of the Midlothian Advertiser.