Category - cuts

  • 19 Mar 2015

    As George Osborne did the rounds of media interviews about the Budget this morning, I read about a 59 year old man, previously a ‘hardworking taxpayer’, unable to walk or talk properly after a stroke, who had been forced to sell his home because the Department for Work and Pensions had removed his Disability Living Allowance.

  • 13 Mar 2015

    Research published today by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation shows that the most deprived areas of England have seen the largest cuts in funding since 2010.

  • 12 Mar 2015

    "This report directly links cuts to public services with mental health problems... Psychologists are often in a position to see the effects that social and economic changes have on people. We also occupy a relatively powerful position as professionals and therefore have an ethical responsibility to speak out about these effects."

  • 25 Feb 2015

    Yesterday (24 February 2015) I attended the parliamentary launch of the Learning Disabilities Alliance England. The LDA is a recently formed pressure group that represents the interests of people with learning disabilities, their families, support workers and allies.

  • 17 Jan 2015

    The future of local authority services in England are under threat from a growing funding crisis, a new report indicates.

  • 20 Oct 2014

    In a brilliant piece in the Guardian, Ha-Joon Chang comprehensively demolishes the economic ‘recovery’ claimed by the coalition government, dismissing as an ‘economic fairytale’ its claims of success.

  • 18 Jul 2014

    Welfare, education and the NHS are all being hit by the same cuts, driven, not by a desire to improve the national debt (which is now significantly worse than 2010), says Virginia Moffatt, but by a poisonous ideology that private profit must come before common good. "So I decided that the time had come to move somewhere, where I can be in a position to challenge that ideology. I have joined Ekklesia as the new Chief Operating Officer, because I can see what an important role a think-tank linking good quality research and ideas to civic action, political change and a positive role for churches and other NGOs can play in influencing mainstream politics. That is what I want to be part of."

  • 7 Apr 2014

    New research shows the number of households hit by the bedroom tax fell by just 15 per cent last year, with nearly six out of seven affected households unable to avoid a cut in rent support.

  • 2 Apr 2014

    The Children's Society has made a strong response to the House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee report on housing support in the reformed welfare system.

  • 19 Mar 2014

    Lower income families continue to shoulder burden of austerity under current UK government policy, says a leading anti-poverty agency.