Category - government cuts

  • 15 Nov 2012

    The NHS in England is "sleepwalking into a crisis" with more than 61,000 frontline posts destined for the axe, says the Royal College of Nursing.

  • 7 Nov 2012

    As part of 'Living Wage Week' the Northern TUC will be holding a 'Wages, Poverty and Pay Day Loans: the reality of austerity' conference.

  • 31 Oct 2012

    Supporters have until 10am tomorrow (1 November 2012) to sign an important petition on the 'government direct' website to stop and review the cuts to benefits and services which are falling disproportionately on disabled people, their carers and families.

  • 30 Oct 2012

    On 31 October the House of Commons will debate the Local Government Finance Bill, which proposes to cut 10% of the grant local authorities receive from central government towards council tax benefits.

  • 30 Oct 2012

    On 31 October the House of Commons will debate the Local Government Finance Bill, which proposes to cut 10 per cent of the grant local authorities receive from central government towards council tax benefits.

  • 20 Oct 2012

    A major match and rally in London, alongside protests in Glasgow and Belfast, will take place today to call for an end to austerity economics in Britain.

  • 19 Oct 2012

    The Trades Union Congress (TUC), along with Guy Atkins of Goldsmiths University, has launched a best banner or placard competition for the 20 October 'A Future That Works' anti-austerity march and rally in central London, with parallel events in Glasgow and Belfast.

  • 16 Oct 2012

    Writing in the Observer on 14 October, the paper's chief political correspondent Andrew Rawnsley presented readers with a composite of the speeches given by the leaders of the three main parties at their recent conferences. It is an amusing swipe at the banalities and dog-whistles of political rhetoric, which you can read here: http://bit.ly/UVtj78 but it is also a reminder of something ugly and delusional which underlies that rhetoric.

  • 16 Oct 2012

    Long-term youth unemployment in England has increased by 23 per cent since the government came to power in May 2010, according to the TUC

  • 9 Oct 2012

    With 'the big three' parties all singing from the same austerity hymn sheet and promising cuts in social security that differ mainly in degree, says Simon Barrow, it is surely the most vulnerable in society who are set to be the biggest losers from the conference season political jamborees.