BUDGET: TUC backs Brown

Public services, families, maternity rights and skills and
productivity will all benefit from the measures outlined in the budget
according to the TUC.

John Monks, general secretary of the TUC, welcoming the
proposals, said, “This was a very good prudent budget for the long term, with
children and families very much in mind. The Chancellor has cleared the way for
the bank to cut interest rates again tomorrow.

“This was a women and children first budget. There’s more
money for families for ever before. The rise in the children’s tax credit and
new baby credit shows the government recognises the high costs of family life.”

“We welcome the review of tax credits for R and D spending.
This was one of the measures jointly urged by the CBI and the TUC in our submission
to the chancellor.”






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