UNISON is asking MP’s to sign an Early Day Motion (EDM) which gives a voice to member’s opposition to the Health and Care Profession Council’s (HCPC) plans to increase fees by 12.5%.
The 330,000 health
professionals, who will be affected by this change have no choice but to
register with the council, are calling for this increase to be put on hold
until the Health Select committee holds its annual accountability hearing.
Campbell, UNISON West Midland Regional Manager and Political Lead, said:
proposed increase will have a significant impact on our members who have no
choice but to pay the fee levied on them by the HCPC. The increase of 12.5%
comes on top of a 5% rise in 2014,
this would mean a total increase of 17.5% in just 2 years.
successfully increased its general reserves by nearly £1 million last
year but continues with little public or parliamentary Scrutiny.UNISON
members have seen minimal pay rises and increased workloads over a number of
years and are struggling to afford continued increase of this nature.
motion (EDM41) simply asks for the planned increase to be put on hold until the
health select committee has met and held its
annual accountability hearing.”
UNISON is asking MPs from all sides of the house
to sign the motion as well as table written or oral parliamentary questions.