Category - cuts

  • July 18, 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."

  • April 7, 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.

  • April 2, 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.

  • March 20, 2014

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

  • February 24, 2014

    Fresh analysis shows the number of staff doing unpaid overtime has gone up in the public sector but has held steady in the private sector.

  • February 11, 2014

    The most vulnerable people in Edinburgh, the elderly and children are among those who will be badly affected by city budget reductions.

  • January 7, 2014
  • January 7, 2014

    UK chancellor George Osborne is using divide-and-rule tactics to try to push through further cuts of around £25 billion over two years by 2017-18. This includes £12 billion in social security reductions. The poorest will be worst affected but, if he gets his way, many others currently struggling to cope with sharply rising prices and rents will be hit.

  • January 7, 2014

    The Chancellor is under fire from all sides following news that the next round of spending cuts are targeted particularly at the most vulnerable.

  • December 23, 2013

    The Anglican Bishop of Warrington has said Britain risks "losing the safety net" of the benefit system.