As an AO who has reached the top of their scale, we find it a struggle to make ends meet each month. Myself and my wife have recently had our third child, she is now on maternity pay. We receive child benefit, however regularly have to rely on credit cards and indeed family for financial help for many of the necessities of daily family life. We are in a privileged position to have wonderful parents who help with childcare, if this was not the case we would unable to both work full-time. It is obvious that the UK government has decided to run down the public sector here and indeed demoralise those who contribute much to making much needed services available to society here, in the hope that they may sit back and take the hits they keep coming with.
Not anymore, it’s time to fight back.