George Osborne's latest Budget attracted scathing criticism from the TUC, which said the measures announced by the Chancellor were more about keeping the coalition together than for the good of the country.
'We needed a Budget that looked to the future and made jobs - particularly for young people - the national priority', said TUC general secretary Brendan Barber. 'Instead we have got a Budget by the rich for the rich. One minute the Chancellor said he found tax avoidance morally repugnant, the next he rewarded it by cutting income tax for the richest one per cent'.
As well as laying into the government's decision to slash the top rate of tax, the TUC also said that pensioners were paying a high price for the pro-rich Budget.
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