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The Budget does nothing to help poor and vulnerable people targeted by the government’s programme of cuts, says Church Action on Poverty.
The Institute for Fiscal Studies says that measures due to come into place in April 2011 will be equivalent to a loss of £200 per household on average.
Protesters against the coalition government's cuts policies are using Budget Day (23 March) as an opportunity to galvanise public support.
Government policy is contributing to toughest livelihood squeeze in decades, says the Trades Union Congress ahead of the Chancellor's budget statement today.
Three church leaders have called on the UK government to apologise for false claims about claimants and to correct their figures in the Budget.
Christians are being urged to join in a national protest against the Government’s cuts in public spending, and their impact on poor and vulnerable people.
Parents and carers across the country are outraged by government-forced cuts in 'early intervention' services and Sure Start, says Simon Barrow. Rhetoric on family support is not being matched by funding decisions.
The Archbishop of York, has raised concerns about the effect of cuts to the BBC World Service in a question to Government Ministers in the House of Lords.
Christian trade union leaders working at the BBC are calling on church leaders to intervene against deep cuts imposed by the government on the BBC World Service.