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Monday, 11 March 2013

'Ditch austerity & go for growth' - TUC Budget Submission 2013

Next week Tory Chancellor George Osborne will unveil his fourth budget since the Con Dem Coalition came to office in May 2010. In a comprehensive submission to the Treasury, the TUC sets out alternatives to the failed policies of austerity. It provides essential ammunition for trade unionists campaigning for alternative economic policies: The introduction states that the TUC 'has consistently argued that the Government’s approach to deficit reduction would be both socially divisive and economically disastrous. It gives us no pleasure to have been correct on both counts'