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Glasgow archbishop calls for ‘humane’ response to tax credits

Archbishop Philip Tartaglia (PA)

The president of the Scottish Bishops’ Conference has appealed to the Government to “adopt a compassionate and humane approach” over tax credit cuts.

Following a vote in the House of Lords in support of delaying the Government’s plans to introduce £4.4 billion worth of tax cuts, Archbishop Philip Tartaglia, spoke out saying: “I hope the Government will be mindful of the concerns raised by members of the House of Lords in the debate on tax credits.”

Archbishop Tartaglia, added: “I urge them to adopt a compassionate and humane approach when amending the benefits system remembering always the vulnerabilities of so many dependent on it.”

Earlier last month the archbishop also accused Britain of being “mean spirited and unhelpful” for failing to welcome more Syrian refugees.