THE BOARD of Deputies and strictly Orthodox charity Interlink have joined a coalition of Christian groups in opposing welfare cuts, which they say will hit large families.
A briefing paper prepared for the House of the Lords, which is due to discuss the proposal next week, describes the measures as “fundamentally anti-family”.
T h e i r c o n c e r n h a s b e e n triggered by plans in the Welfare Ref o r m a nd Work Bi l l t o l i mit low-income families to claiming tax credits for no more than two children.
A Board spokesman said that “this will adversely affect thousands of Jewish children in working households, with the pain being felt particularly i n the Charedi community”.
The paper points out that the proposed cut “will disproportionately affect families where perhaps because of the parents’ faith, there is a devout desire to avoid contraception or abortion”.