‘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

The life and times of a low-pay parent

With the chancellor’s U-turn on tax credits, single mum Kati Conroy says she can sleep again at night – for now

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 […]

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 […]

Vexing the government over tax credits

Victory in the Lords is only the beginning of UNISON’s hard-fought campaign to protect tax credits for working people

Lords tax credits vote is an important first step

The vote on tax credits is a tremendous win for ordinary people struggling to get by on low pay – but it’s only a beginning

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 […]

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’

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

Cuts to tax credits – join the UNISON campaign

An average household in receipt of tax credits will lose a whopping £1,350 a year

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 […]

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

‘This is our time to smash the consensus’

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

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

Number of families with problem debt up by more than a quarter since 2012, new report reveals

The number of households with problem debt has increased by 700,000 (28 per cent) since 2012, according to new TUC and UNISON-commissioned research published today (Tuesday).   The report, Britain in the Red, shows that in 2014 one in eight households (3.2 million) were over-indebted compared to one in ten (2.5 million) in 2012.   […]