The chancellor should use tomorrow’s spring statement to scrap the rules that penalise low-income families applying for universal credit and tax credits, says UNISON today (Tuesday). Any parents currently applying for universal credit only get help for the first two children, if their younger sons or daughters were born on or after 6 April 2017. […]
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’
UNISON says the policy is pushing families into poverty
Local government workers are the lowest paid in the public sector. This pay rise is affordable and long overdue.
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.
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
With the chancellor’s U-turn on tax credits, single mum Kati Conroy says she can sleep again at night – for now
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 […]
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 […]
Victory in the Lords is only the beginning of UNISON’s hard-fought campaign to protect tax credits for working people
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
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 […]
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
Thousands upon thousands of UNISON members – and their families – took time on Sunday to come to Manchester and march
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 […]