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Give all councils greater share of business rates to fund social care, says UNISON

All local authorities in England should be allowed to keep a greater share than they do currently of business rates so they can afford to fund social care properly, says UNISON today (Wednesday). The union is urging the government to grant councils better terms along similar lines to a deal agreed earlier this month with […]

Article, News on the UNISON South East site.

Home care: Low paid workers told to wait for back pay

Government move a ‘cruel blow’ to carers denied the minimum wage for sleep-ins

Article on the UNISON South East site.

Undoing the NHS market a necessary step, but absence of a plan for social care disappointing

Commenting on the publication yesterday (Thursday) of the health and social care white paper, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “Scaling back the damaging internal market that forces the NHS to compete against itself and the private sector can’t happen soon enough. “Eight years ago, the then government was warned its changes wouldn’t work and would […]

Article on the UNISON South East site.