Category - government cuts

  • 30 Jun 2015

    A new TUC report reveals that the government's decision to freeze child benefit will cost 3.9 million households with two or more children more than £2,000 by 2020.

  • 6 May 2015

    Statutory maternity pay may be axed, and incapacity benefit and housing benefit for under-25s removed if the Conservatives return to power. The Guardian has revealed details of possible further ‘welfare’ cuts set out in leaked documents.

  • 4 May 2015

    Cuts in the UK have harmed many of the most disadvantaged, including people who are disabled or low-paid. If a Conservative-led government takes power, further reductions and privatisation are likely to have a harsh impact on middle-income households too.

  • 13 Mar 2015

    The government’s £285 million spend on Trident replacement is an insult to those suffering from the £300 million cuts to legal aid, says CND.

  • 17 Jan 2015

    The future of local authority services in England are under threat from a growing funding crisis, a new report indicates.

  • 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.