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The publication today (Tuesday) of analysis by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) of tax and benefit proposals by the main parties shows how severe and painful the impacts will be of extreme Conservative cuts for low-paid families with children, says the TUC. TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “The...
28 April 2015
16 April 2015 New TUC-commissioned analysis published today (Thursday) of tax policies in the Conservative Party manifesto shows that the party has chosen to prioritise unfunded tax giveaways to the wealthy over support for the low-paid and middle earners. It shows that the big winners from unfunded tax cut proposals...
16 April 2015
Commenting on today’s (Tuesday) proposals on tax policy in the Conservative Party manifesto, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “This is not a manifesto for minimum wage workers. Most already pay no income tax, but have been hit hard by higher VAT and tax credit cuts. And the Conservatives cannot...
14 April 2015
The majority of social security cuts announced by the government will fall on working families, who will suffer twice the level of benefit losses as out of work families, according to a new report published today (Friday) by the TUC.
22 August 2014
Pensioner families across the UK will suffer social security cuts worth £6.38bn a year by the time the government’s welfare reforms have taken full affect, the TUC warns today (Sunday) ahead of a new report on the impact of social security cuts published later this week.
17 August 2014
Most people who lose their jobs will soon have to wait five weeks before they get any cash help, according to small print in the Universal Credit rules uncovered by the TUC as it launches a new campaign today (Wednesday), Saving Our Safety Net. A YouGov poll reports opposition of...
16 July 2014
New research published by the TUC today (Friday) shows that tax credits and benefits play a crucial role in lifting low-paid workers out of poverty.
14 February 2014
Commenting on extracts from Iain Duncan Smith’s speech on welfare reform, published ahead of his speech to the Centre for Social Justice later today (Thursday), TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
23 January 2014
Three-quarters of the cuts to social security announced since the election are affecting people in work in some way, with a quarter of the cuts specifically targeting low-paid workers, according to a new report published today (Monday) by the TUC.
06 January 2014
Ahead of the Commons vote today (Tuesday) on capping the up-rating of welfare benefits, TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said:
08 January 2013