25 Nov 2015
UNISON Scotland e-briefing on Autum Attement online now...
"The UK highlights include the abandonment of the savage Tax Credit cuts, following the government’s defeat
in the House of Lords. Higher tax receipts and lower borrowing costs helped meet this cost. However, from
2018 claimants will switch to the new Universal Credit and we will need to ensure this isn’t used as a means
of reinstating the Tax Credit cut. "
"The impact of today’s announcement
on Scotland is an average real terms
cut in the Scottish budget of 1.3% per
year. A detail entirely missing from
the Scotland Office press release! In
addition, public bodies will have to
find the cost of the increase in
employers National Insurance
contributions that the Chancellor
announced last year. Plus increasing
demands on services and other costs."
More briefings at UNISON Scotland website