MP Rushanara Ali warns of coalition government's maternity pay cuts

PUBLISHED: 10:24 07 March 2013

More than 2000 mums-to-be could be facing a £180 real terms cut to their maternity pay in Bethnal Green and Bow, it has been warned.

MP for Bethnal Green and Bow Rushanara Ali has backed a petition to “help mums not millionaires” in opposition to the coalition government’s plans to cut pregnancy support, tax credits and maternity pay.

She said: “Families shouldn’t have to pay the price of the Government’s failed economic policies - and especially working mums, who already face tough financial pressures when they have a new baby.

“My constituency has the highest rate of child poverty in the country, and this real terms cut to maternity pay for many will be devastating.”

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the East London Advertiser