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SNP study shows the parts of Scotland worst hit by benefit cap

The Scottish Government has spent more than half a billion pounds (£608million) mitigating the Tory benefit cap, the bedroom tax and the local housing allowance freeze since 2014, with £84million spent from the Scottish Government budget this year alone to mitigate these cuts.

SNP Women and Equalities spokeswoman Kirsten Oswald MP said: "Damaging Tory and Labour Party policies are cutting the incomes of thousands of working families across Scotland, who are struggling to make ends meet with their squeezed wages in broken Brexit Britain.

"It's shameful that Sir Keir Starmer wants to continue imposing these cruel Tory cuts against Scotland's will - showing the pro-Brexit Labour Party is indistinguishable from the Tories.

"The SNP is the only party offering real opposition to Tory cuts - and a fairer society with independence. In contrast, Sunak and Starmer are making this Westminster-made cost of living crisis even worse by imposing Brexit and austerity cuts to household incomes.

"The Tory benefits cap must be scrapped. At the next election, voting SNP is the only way to secure independence, tackle the cost of living and escape Westminster control for good with independence."


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