Category - government cuts

  • May 3, 2015

    Cuts in the UK have harmed many of the most disadvantaged, including people who are disabled or low-paid.

  • March 13, 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.

  • January 17, 2015

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

  • September 4, 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.

  • July 25, 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.

  • 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."

  • July 11, 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.

  • July 7, 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.

  • June 14, 2014

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

  • June 5, 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.