Spring Statement leaves public services in a dark place, says UNISON

UNISON responds to the Chancellor’s Spring Statement

Commenting on the Spring Statement UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “The Chancellor might have promised a brighter tomorrow, but the country’s beleaguered public services remain in a dark place today.

“He paints a picture a world away from the everyday experiences of ordinary families, and our cash-strapped NHS, schools and community services.

“The one ray of hope for public services was the heavy hint that the Treasury will fund an NHS pay rise, should employers and health unions be able to reach agreement.”

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