Securing the Future PortalHealth and Social Care PortalEfficiency and Productivity Portalyahoo

Responding to the Budget today (Wednesday), TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said...

'We needed a Budget that looked to the future and made jobs - particularly for young people - the national priority. Instead we have got a Budget for the rich by the rich.

'One minute the Chancellor said he found tax avoidance morally repugnant, the next he rewarded it by cutting income tax for the richest one per cent - with precious little relief for hard-pressed families on ordinary incomes. Treasury figures show that those on low and middle incomes will do worse than those higher up the income scale.

'This looks like a Budget made to keep the Coalition together rather than one made for the good of the country.'

Written by Scott Buckler
Wednesday, 21 March 2012 14:02

Add comment



Refresh

Most Read Tags

Interviews

The Govtoday Debate

Karen Jennings, Assistant General Secretary, UNISON

FORTHCOMING EVENTS / POST-EVENT DEBATES

GovToday Limited Peter House Oxford Street Manchester M1 5AN

Copyright © 2012 Govtoday. All Rights Reserved.