Category - government cuts

  • 10 May 2011

    Sharing ideas at a local, regional and national level, and discussing how to respond to the threat of cuts, will not always be easy, says Savi Hensman. But it is vital if those who are poorest and most vulnerable are to be protected and a government-led agenda based on false premises appropriately resisted.

  • 2 May 2011

    Over 10,000 people from trade unions and international organisations marched through central London to mark May Day on Sunday.

  • 1 May 2011
  • 21 Apr 2011

    Disability campaigners have welcomed a landmark court victory by four residents over Birmingham City Council's attempt to cut their services.

  • 19 Apr 2011

    'Big Society' rhetoric is toothless and may be used to wash ministerial hands of responsibility for the impact of cuts, the Archbishop of Westminster has said.

  • 12 Apr 2011

    Methodist Council has heard that while the Government speaks of a 'Big Society', the poorest in society are losing out most from public spending cuts.

  • 7 Apr 2011

    TUC general secretary Brendan Barber used his visit to the University of the West of England to set out a full alternative to government cuts and austerity.

  • 2 Apr 2011

    Disturbing evidence is emerging that UK job centres are increasingly looking for excuses to stop welfare benefits to people who are out of work. People with mental health problems, learning or communication difficulties, those who are young or uneducated are among those at most risk.

  • 29 Mar 2011

    People of faith have been on the streets of London over the weekend, as an act of prophecy against the greatest attack on the vulnerable in society for the last 50 years, says David Haslam. Those from many different belief backgrounds, including Christians, joined the 'March for the Alternative' - for good spiritual and theological reasons.

  • 28 Mar 2011

    A UK government review of local authority duties has raised further fears about the future of social services, says Savi Hensman/ Yet, against a background of harsh spending cuts, this is also an opportunity for people and civil society organisations - including churches and faith bodies - to declare whether they believe that children and adults should be able to get the support they need.