21 March 2012
The chancellor’s financial package includes:
It has also been announced this week that the minimum wage for young people will not rise this year – for the first time since it was introduced.
PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka said: “This is a budget for the rich, and is outrageous at a time when unemployment is rising, people's pay is being frozen, pensions are being attacked, and social security slashed.
"It is a very arrogant demonstration of the fact that we are not all in this together.
"There is an alternative. Invest in collecting the billions of pounds in tax that is avoided and evaded every year, and use the money raised to create useful jobs doing things like building homes and improving public transport."