Osborne Set for Collision With Lords on Cuts for Working Poor

October 26, 2015 9:43 AM

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U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne is “in listening mode” as opposition to his plan to cut welfare payments for low-wage families threatens to spark a constitutional battle, according to Cabinet Office Minister Matt Hancock.

In votes later today, the upper House of Lords will consider rejecting or delaying changes to tax credits paid to people in work that will cost affected families an average of 1,300 pounds ($2,000) a year. Such a vote would pit the upper, unelected chamber against the lower House of Commons, where t...

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