From the TUC

Cuts Watch #90: Savings Gateway for low income workers

22 Jun 2010, by in Cuts Watch

Today’s Budget included the announcement that the Savings Gateway, due to be introduced next month, has been cut. This progressive scheme aimed to support people of working age on lower incomes. The Government would have added 50 pence for each £1 saved into Saving Gateway accounts. For a Government keen to promote hard work and to reward savers, this is a surprising turn around and a painful cut for those on very low incomes. The evaluation of the pilot scheme suggested that it had received an overwhelmingly positive response, and that the scheme had kickstarted people into making savings and that there were real improvements in financial inclusion.

2 Responses to Cuts Watch #90: Savings Gateway for low income workers

  1. eleutheria
    Jun 22nd 2010, 11:47 pm

    Yay! Free money!

    Hardly surprising it got cut when people who don’t get benefits and work hard for a living are having to live hand-to-mouth, with no savings, no long-term prospects.

  2. Tweets that mention Cuts Watch #90: Savings Gateway for low income workers | ToUChstone blog: A public policy blog from the TUC — Topsy.com
    Jun 23rd 2010, 2:25 pm

    […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by ToUChstone blog, Mark Davids. Mark Davids said: Cuts Watch #90: Savings Gateway for low income workers …: Today's Budget included the announcement that the Savi… http://bit.ly/99Evd6 […]