Category - public spending cuts

  • November 23, 2015

    A new report by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) warns that severe spending cuts are already undermining public service quality, and that if the Chancellor does not rethink his plans to cut spending further, public service outcomes are set to plummet

  • October 21, 2015

    New public sector finance figures published on 21 October by the Office for National Statistics, show that public spending cuts are a failed strategy for reducing the deficit, says the Trades Union Congress.

  • May 3, 2015

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

  • December 7, 2014

    The scale of public spending cuts proposed by UK Chancellor George Osborne is shocking, but we shouldn’t be surprised. Not because such savage cuts are necessary, but because to many in government they are desirable.

  • June 14, 2014

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

  • February 11, 2014

    As the nation’s attention is increasingly focused on the plight of people in flood-affected areas, one strand of political opinion, usually quite vocal, has remained noticeably silent. Advocates of low tax and low public spending have had little to say faced with a situation which demands a huge response from the full range of public services.

  • November 10, 2013

    Because of the bedroom tax, many much-needed affordable homes may be demolished, despite the housing shortage. The Observer reports that several housing associations, unable to let three-bedroom homes because of this controversial UK government measure, are planning to knock some of these down or considering doing so.

  • December 5, 2012

    The poorest will have to shoulder the biggest burden as a result of today’s Spending Review by George Osborne.

  • January 27, 2011

    The "Poverty of Ambition? Churches and a Politics of Hope conference hosted by the Joint PUblic Issues Team took place in Birbingham on 22 January 2011.

  • January 21, 2011

    David Cameron's warm words about co-opting churches into plugging the gaps in social provision resulting from his administration's antipathy to the state and the services it provides, have recently taken something of a knock from his own MPs in East Anglia.