Daily Archives: 11/06/2019
Commenting on the announcement from Conservative Party leadership contender Boris Johnson that he would cut taxes for higher earners, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said:
“Boris Johnson has confirmed he cares about the wealthy few, rather than everyone who relies on public services. A cash giveaway for the richest earners is absurd after 10 years of brutal austerity that has pushed public services to breaking point. Click here to read more.
Responding to the news that free TV licences for over 75s will be limited to just those on pension credits, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
“After a decade of unfair austerity, this is another blow to pensioners.
“The government should never have palmed responsibility for pensioner’s free TV licences off to the BBC.
“They should take responsibility for this now and restore the benefit to all over-75s”