Category - government cuts

  • 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.

  • 4 Sep 2012

    Britain's poorest children and families are suffering most from recession and cuts, says a leading charity as it launches a new report and fundraising campaign.

  • 25 Jun 2012

    Housing benefit may be scrapped for numerous adults under 25, UK Prime Minister David Cameron informed the Mail on Sunday. Other welfare claimants too will be targeted in further harsh reforms. While the policy is clearly intended to win support from ‘middle England’, it may backfire as increasing numbers find themselves on the receiving end.

  • 17 May 2012

    Here is the full text of the letter published in the Guardian (17 May 2012) from disability organisations and disabled rights advocates, backed by signatories from charities, NGOs, academics and others (including Ekklesia), on the impact of government cuts hitting disabled people.

  • 18 Apr 2012

    The promise of a 'big society' is being undermined by cuts that threaten social investment to address poverty and equality, says the Archbishop of York.

  • 21 Mar 2012

    Cuts in welfare, age-related tax benefits, child benefit and the minimum wage will combine with high joblessness and price increases to heighten austerity.

  • 3 Mar 2012

    The latest public sector jobs figures published by the Office for National Statistics make grim reading for those concerned with sustainable employment.

  • 23 Feb 2012

    Government plans to cut the housing benefit of social tenants with spare rooms will drive "thousands into poverty", the National Housing Federation has warned.

  • 6 Feb 2012

    “Britain’s social housing estates, once stepping stones of opportunity, are now ghettos for our poorest people,” Iain Duncan Smith, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, declared in 2009.