Issue date
30 May 2019

Commenting on the publication today (Thursday) of new ONS statistics on the effects of taxes and benefits on UK household income, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:

“In work poverty is soaring as a direct result of this government’s policies.

“The huge real-terms cut in state support for low income households means the poorest families are getting poorer.

“These cuts need to be reversed. And working families need a lift with the minimum wage moving to £10 per hour as soon as possible.”

Editors note

- For the full ONS release follow this link: https://www.ons.gov.uk/releases/effectsoftaxesandbenefitsonhouseholdincomefinancialyearending2018


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