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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.

Don’t take the (tax) credit

How a pay rise becomes an income cut

Media 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.

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.

UNISONdigital wins at TUC Communications Awards 2016

Votr 2015 wins ‘best membership communication: digital’ and our Organising Space is commended in the ‘best communication for reps and activists’ category

Digital on the digital.unison 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.

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.

The Budget dealt low-paid workers a poor hand, and its punitive cuts must be challenged, says UNISON

Working people on low incomes got a rough deal from the government last week, and no amount of dressing up of the new ‘living’ wage can mask the fact that poorer families will be much worse off, says UNISON.

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.

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.

700,000 joiners shows our strength, Prentis tells health conference

General secretary tells West Midlands activists: unions are as relevant today as they ever were – ‘when times are tough, we show our strength’

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Briefing on cuts to tax credits

Briefing on cuts to tax credits. MPs are to debate the government’s proposed cuts to tax credits. Nearly three million working families and over 5 million children will be affected next April. What is the impact on working families?

Media 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.

We need a budget that helps, not hinders, our lowest-paid workers

This budget will only help the rich get richer and the poor even poorer

General secretary's blog on the UNISON National site.

Budget shuts public sector workers out of the recovery, says UNISON

‘The economy is growing yet public servants remain shut out of the recovery’

Press release on the UNISON National site.