Little today for struggling local services, says UNISON

Chancellor’s spring statement fails to tackle the issues that will cast a shadow over generations

Commenting on the spring statement today (Wednesday), UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said:

“As usual there was little for struggling local services. Schools, social care, hospitals and youth services are all begging for extra resources.

“Urgent help is needed to deal with growing problems caused by almost a decade of harsh spending cuts. But a government paralysed by Brexit is unable to respond to their plight.

“The Chancellor’s statement will be swiftly forgotten, but the consequences of inaction will continue to scar communities for generations to come.”

Notes to editors:
– UNISON is 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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