Unite criticises government for allowing NS&I to remove products from the Post Office

Unite, Britain's biggest union, has today, (Thursday, 3 November) criticised the government for allowing National Savings and Investments (NS&I) to withdraw the availability of their products from Post Office counters later this month.

Ian Tonks, Unite national officer said ”This flies in the face of the stated intention of the coalition government to support the Post Office and to make its network viable. This decision will only serve to increase financial exclusion, preventing citizens without access to the internet from accessing NS&I financial products.

"There is a complete contradiction, when the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, states it wants the Post Office to become the 'front office' for government services but then withdraws access to good financial products from Post Office counters.”

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