Valerie Gommon Midwife’s Blog

Implications of the emergency budget on maternity services

Posted on: June 28, 2010

After the recent emergency budget the Government has been accused of hampering efforts to employ more midwives after it unveiled a two-year pay freeze for workers in the public sector.  www.nursingtimes.net/nursing-practice-clinical-research/clinical-subjects/midwifery/pay-freeze-could-hit-midwife-efforts-says-rcm/5016301.article

The National Childbirth Trust (NCT) this week expressed concern that parents trying to raise a family will bear the brunt of the cuts – http://bit.ly/cc81Zy.  Cuts planned include:

  • child benefit will be frozen for three years
  • a cut in child tax credit for those on combined income of over £40,000
  • health in pregnancy grant (£190) abolished
  • Sure Start grant restricted to only the first-born child
  • Lone parents to look for work when youngest child goes to school.
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