Category - government cuts

  • 4 Sep 2014

    A new report published yesterday (3 September), commissioned by the TUC from London Metropolitan University, exposes the impact of the government’s austerity measures on LGBT services.

  • 25 Jul 2014

    Government cuts to Network Rail’s funding are putting the lives of rail passengers and maintenance workers at risk, according to a report published today by the TUC’s Action for Rail campaign.

  • 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."

  • 11 Jul 2014

    Low share prices when the UK government privatised Royal Mail cost the taxpayer around £1 billion, a parliamentary committee has reported. Meanwhile the National Health Service and social services are in financial crisis.

  • 7 Jul 2014

    The government’s decision to end real terms spending increases on the health service could mean that the NHS will be losing out on £25.5 billion a year by the end of the decade, the TUC has warned.

  • 14 Jun 2014

    Campaigners claiming Vodafone has been let off an unpaid tax bill of £6 billion blockaded several shops across the UK yesterday

  • 5 Jun 2014

    Health service staff angry that their pay is still being capped despite the economic recovery, are to remind the government today of the millions of hours of unpaid overtime they put in each year.

  • 1 Jun 2014

    A new report by the Prison Reform Trust, supported by the Bromley Trust, shows the system under significant strain with fewer staff, worsening safety and fewer opportunities for rehabilitation.

  • 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.