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Low income workers urged to claim tax credits now

Across the country the one million people in low-paid jobs who have yet to apply for tax credits should hurry up and do so before it’s too late and universal credit arrives in their area, say UNISON and benefit experts Entitledto today (Monday). The two organisations have issued this urgent appeal to low-income workers because […]

News, Press release on the UNISON South West site.

A chance for the government to think again on tax credits

Commenting on the tax credits debate in the House of Lords today (Monday), UNISON General Secretary Dave Prentis said: “Across the country nearly three million low and middle income working families will be watching carefully how the government responds. “Peers have now given the government a chance to think again, and the Chancellor should grasp […]

Press release on the UNISON National site.

Government’s tax credit grab will hit 91,000 in Northern Ireland

Research from UNISON reveals the scale of the impact that the government’s plans on tax credits will have

Article on the UNISON National site.

Help us fight these scandalously unfair tax credit cuts

These cuts to tax credits will mean ordinary public service workers lose up to £3,000 a year and thousands more in the lifetime of this parliament

General secretary's blog on the UNISON National site.

Time is running out. Tax credit leaflet

Leaflet aimed at urging members to use our online calculator and check they are not missing out on Tax Credits before the full roll out of Universal Credit

Media on the UNISON National site.

Are you claiming the tax credits you’re entitled to?

If you’re eligible for tax credits, you really should check that you’re claiming all that you’re entitled to. It only takes a couple of minutes.

General secretary's blog, News on the UNISON National site.

Ministers must admit how many on tax credits will lose out, says Dave Prentis

The government must come clean on the numbers of working people who will be worse off as a result its cuts to tax credits next year

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Tax credits u-turn will bring huge relief to working families

Commenting on the announcement in today’s (Wednesday’s) spending review that the Chancellor is to reverse his planned cuts to tax credits, UNISON General Secretary Dave Prentis said: “Nearly three million working families countrywide have breathed a collective sigh of relief. Since the cuts were announced in the summer, parents have faced increasing anxiety over losing […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

The government has got it wrong over tax credits, says UNISON

Commenting on remarks made by the Prime Minister over the weekend and by the Chancellor today (Monday) at the Conservative party conference in Manchester, UNISON General Secretary Dave Prentis said: “The government is on the back foot over tax credits and ministers know it. They keep saying that families will be better off, but figures […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

UNISON report exposes truth behind the Chancellor’s pay con trick

Thousands of low-income households will be worse off next April when the increase in the minimum wage is more than wiped out by changes to tax credits, according to a new report from UNISON published today (Wednesday). The analysis shows that many families face an income loss next spring, when what they were expecting was […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

‘This is our time to smash the consensus’

UNISON general secretary welcomes new language of opposition at TUC congress in Brighton today

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Conference votes to oppose the tax credits rape clause

UNISON’s women’s conference voted against the UK government’s decision to limit child tax credit to the first two children, and the so called ‘rape clause’

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

‘Why I ♡ UNISON? It saved me from losing my job, my home, my whole way of life’

The issue of losing my tax credits was keeping me awake at night: as a single mum I didn’t know how I was going to provide for my family

Magazine, News, UNISON voices on the UNISON National site.

Tax credit cuts could cost economy £3.5bn

Almost three million working families with children across the UK who receive tax credits could between them lose around £3.5bn, according to UNISON research. This average loss per tax credit household of £1,300 could see businesses and high streets suffer as families have much less money to spend. Although last month’s vote in the House […]

Press release on the UNISON National site.

Thank you to everyone who made Sunday a success

Thousands upon thousands of UNISON members – and their families – took time on Sunday to come to Manchester and march

General secretary's blog on the UNISON National site.