TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady slammed the Chancellor's Budget as "highly political" and "short-term".
Ms O'Grady said, “The best news for the long-term health of the economy is the genuine help for manufacturing, but it was the exception in this highly political short-term Budget that continued the Chancellor’s project to shrink the state and help the rich.”
The Government's mission to turn round the plight of the British economy is working "slowly but surely" according to Treasury aides.
The Treasury has defended the Government's economic plan and declared that the UK is moving in the right direction, following criticism from the Trades Union Congress (TUC).
Trades Union Congress (TUC) general secretary Frances O'Grady will tell a conference today that the Government are "desperately short of solutions" in dealing with the cost of living crisis in Britain.
The economic recovery has passed most people by, with households being excluded from the benefits of growth, a union leader will warn today.
Trades Union Congress (TUC) general secretary Frances O'Grady will tell a conference that the economy has grown by £60 billion in the last four years, but real household disposable incomes have increased by only £1 billion.
Once population growth is taken into account, disposable incomes have fallen by almost £500 per person, she will tell the annual conference of the Centre for Labour and Social Studies think tank.
O'Grady will say: "The historic link between economic growth and rising incomes has been broken under this Government. Households are being excluded from the benefits of growth. Unless this changes, the recovery will be meaningless to the vast majority of people across Britain."
TUC general secretary Frances O'Grady said: "This was a defining speech that rightly focused on the living standards crisis and went on to offer hope.
"At its heart was a clear break from the view that Britain succeeds by reducing the rights, pay and prospects of people at work.
"More importantly, the clear pledges made today and during the rest of this week showed that there will be a real choice at the next election - no one can now say that the parties are all the same."