Category - cuts

  • 22 Jan 2011

    Overall, established Church of England leaders – in contrast to those of some other churches – have been only mildly critical of a government introducing some of the harshest economic and social policies in recent decades, says Savi Hensman. Fidelity to the radical message of the Gospel, and to the vocation of the Christian community, requires more.

  • 14 Jan 2011

    Around 280,000 refugees and asylum seekers are living in social housing at present says Annabel Taylor. Cuts in the budget for social housing may spark a second exodus.

  • 5 Jan 2011

    In a new year message, Green Party Leader Caroline Lucas has said that “politics does not have to be a straight choice between power and principles”.

  • 1 Jan 2011

    For some activists, resisting the government's cuts means abandoning other campaigns, such as the struggle for queer rights and same-sex marriage. But they are making a false distinction. Issues of marriage and sexuality are closely linked to questions of power and money.

  • 20 Dec 2010

    Between now and 2013-14 average incomes are forecast to stagnate and both absolute and relative poverty among children and working-age adults are expected to rise.

  • 16 Dec 2010

    Campaigners will tomorrow (17 December 2010) demonstrate outside HM Revenue and Customs amid calls for a blitz on tax dodgers.

  • 15 Dec 2010

    Trebling student tuition fees will normalise debt for the young and contradicts Christian teaching, says the Anglican Bishop of Lincoln.

  • 14 Dec 2010

    The UK housing charity Shelter has warned of a rise in homelessness as new research reveals the number of households in rent or mortgage arrears has more than doubled in the past year.

  • 14 Dec 2010

    The political journalist and comentator Will Hutton will give the keynote address at a day conference hosted by the Joint Public Issues Team on 22 January 2011.

  • 13 Dec 2010

    A Christian disability charity says the cut in the mobility component of the Disability Living Allowance for people in care homes will have a "devastating impact".