Category - cuts

  • 24 Oct 2010

    For some Christians, coalition cuts and the "Big Society" are an opportunity for churches to extend their influence by taking over services run by the state. But the Gospel is not about increasing our own influence. In seeking to love our neighbours as ourselves, we need to be ready to stand up and resist a vicious assault on the welfare state.

  • 22 Oct 2010

    Stung by accusations of targeting the poor in the Comprehensive Spending Review, not to mention misleading voters by reneging on central electoral promises in exchange for power, deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has decided to pick a fight with the respected think-tank the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS). There can only be one winner in this fact spat, and it will not be Mr Clegg.

  • 22 Oct 2010

    A huge wave of public protest is being organised against the svange public spending cuts announced in parliament on 20 October by the government.

  • 22 Oct 2010

    Church Action on Poverty has challenged Government and the churches over benefit cuts for some of the poorest and most vulnerable people in the country.

  • 22 Oct 2010

    Cuts that hit the poorest hardest, as proposed in the government's Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR) are neither necessary nor moral, says an emerging civil society Coalition of Resistance to the developments - what is being characterised as 'the real Big Society'.

  • 22 Oct 2010

    Church leaders and Christian organisations are joining unions and civic groups in a major rally in Edinburgh on Saturday against public spending cuts.

  • 21 Oct 2010

    The Institute for Fiscal Studies says that the cuts announced by the government will have a "regressive" effect on the economy and on the poorest in society.

  • 21 Oct 2010

    Among the Chancellor’s targets in the Comprehensive Spending Review are social housing and those who need it. The capital budget has been slashed, and new tenants may face being charged up to 80 per cent of market rents.

  • 21 Oct 2010

    The campaigning Child Poverty Action Group has declared the government's spending review "worryingly short-sighted and profoundly unfair."

  • 20 Oct 2010

    BBC political editor Nick Robinson was entertainingly 'ambushed' by a silent protester outside parliament this evening, as he attempted to deliver a live report to the Six O'Clock News TV studio on the Comprehensive Spending Review.