heart_unison_logotype_contained.jpg HIGHER EDUCATION GREENWICH

When George Osborne stood up in the House of Commons last year and announced that there would be a 'national living wage', many people initially applauded. Yet there was much to be wary of as the Chancellor pulled this rabbit from his budgetary hat.

A pay rise for some of Britain's poorest workers is always something worthy of praise, but the small print - that many of these workers would lose tax credits and end up worse off - certainly lessened enthusiasm for the measure.

Now that those tax credit cuts have been delayed (at least until Universal Credit is rolled out) thanks to a campaign led by UNISON, it's time to look once again at what will be introduced in April, and it's clear that there's still a great deal to be concerned about.


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