By ITV News political correspondent Lewis Vaughan Jones
A working mum who would be hit by Tax Credit cuts has spoken to ITV News about how her family would be affected - ahead of the House of Lords vote on motions that could delay or scrap the changes.
Alison Carter works part-time in catering at a local school.
It's half-term so she won't earn anything this week.
In any case, she has to be at home to look after her two boys Shane and Kyle (as well as a grand-daughter today).
She normally works 25 hours a week.
Her partner works long hours as a delivery driver.
Their income is topped up by child tax credits.
They think they will be over a £1,000 worse off if the cuts go through.
I asked what message she had for George Osborne:
"I think he just needs a reality check, he needs to step into people's shoes and see what everyday life is like," she said.
Alison and her partner will pay a little less tax when all the government measures are introduced.
But they won't benefit from any more free childcare and overall they estimate they'll be £1,217 worse off every year.
Alison feels there has to other ways to cut the welfare bill.
How does she sum up the changes: "It hurts" she said.