Chancellor’s spending pledges are a decade too late, says UNISON

Promises for services are just electioneering

Commenting on Chancellor Sajid Javid’s speech today (Monday) at the Conservative Party conference in Manchester, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said:

“Many people will be wary of the Chancellor’s promises to splash the cash knowing an election is just around the corner.

“If it’s so easy to conjure up this money now, it’s hard to understand why the government has been running public spending into the ground for a decade. It seems the Tories have been nurturing magic money trees all along.”

Notes to editors:
– UNISON is the biggest union representing care workers. It is also the UK’s largest union, with more than 1.3 million members providing public services – in education, local government, the NHS, police service and energy. They are employed in both the public and private sectors.

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