Tuesday, 13 December 2011

TUC welcomes benefits uprating

Commenting on the announcement today (Monday) that benefits will be uprated in line with inflation from April 2012, Midlands TUC Regional Secretary Robert Johnston said:

"After previous suggestions that benefits might not be uprated in line with inflation, today's announcement that April's uprating will be inflation-linked is welcome news.

"The government has already reduced the value of benefits by moving from the RPI to the lower CPI measure of inflation, and by introducing many benefit cuts for both working and out of work families. It is the least they can do for the millions of households facing unemployment this Christmas to guarantee that their benefits will rise by the CPI rate in the new year." 

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