Category - cuts

  • January 31, 2011

    Measures in the Welfare Reform Bill are a major assault on the incomes and independence of blind, partially sighted and disabled people, says a new report.

  • January 27, 2011

    The Methodist Council has discussed a damning new report on poverty, which claims that there are an estimated 13.5 million people living in poverty in the UK.

  • January 22, 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.

  • January 14, 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.

  • January 5, 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”.

  • January 1, 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.

  • December 20, 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.

  • December 16, 2010

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

  • December 15, 2010

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

  • December 14, 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.