Drive to make tax credits work better for low income families

E rau rangatira mā huri noa, rarau mai. E karanga atu ana te Child Poverty Action ki te kāwanatanga kia whakatikahia mai e te Kāwanatanga tana kaupapa tuku putea ki ngā whānau, a Working For Families, hei painga mā ngā whānau me ā rātou tamariki, he itiiti noa nei te putea.

E mohio pahi ana a Marama Davidson ki te ao whakatupu tamariki. Tokoono ana tamariki, a, e ko tana, me whakakaha ake nga putea taunaki i nga whanau, matua ra nga whanau itiiti noa nei te putea

“Nui te raruraru mo nga whanau, nui te utu mo te whare, nui te utu mo te haerenga ki te mahi, nui te utu mo nga whare tiaki i nga tamariki hoki, hei tā Davidson.

No te ra nei, ka manu te kaupapa Fix Working For Families a Child Poverty Action Group. Ko te whainga matua, kia whai waahi atu nga putea taunaki In-Work Tax Credit ki nga whanau katoa, itiiti noa nei te putea.

E ai ki te mangai ōhanga a Susan St John, It is (Working for Families) badly designed, it manages to leave the poorest children out of the significant amount of it, it's got so complicated people can’t understand it anymore. It’s far past time that the Government did something about this, and did something substantial.”

Ko tā In Work Tax Credit, he utu putea awhina, kei ko atu i te $70 taara, ki nga mātua whai mahi, neke atu i te rua tekau haora te roa, ia wiki. Hei ta Child Poverty Action Group, me tuwhera kē ēnei putea taunaki ki nga matua katoa, itiiti noa nei te putea, mā roto mai i a Working for Families.   

“Now that payment is not able to be received if a family has any kind of benefit, or there is a student allowance paid to the parent, or the parent is on Superannuation. So, there is a whole lot of children who miss out, and then there's another group and they are the group who don't have regular hours of work necessarily,” says St John.

E wawata nui ana a Child Poverty Action Group ka whai wāhi atu ēnei tono ki te Tahua Putea o tēnei tau, a, e karanga atu ana rātou ki te iwi whānui kia tukua mai o rātou kōrero.