autumn statement

  • November 25, 2016

    Church Action on Poverty has responded to the Autumn Statement, saying that "the incomes of the poorest are hardest hit whilst the wealthy escape scot free."

  • November 23, 2016

    Ahead of the Autumn Statement today, Church leaders are calling for the chancellor to not allow higher than expected inflation to further erode the value of benefits.

  • November 16, 2016

    New analysis published today by the TUC reveals that the UK ranks towards the bottom of OECD countries for capital investment in important areas of economic development.

  • January 2, 2015

    PRIME (Policy Research in Macroeconomics) have published an online booklet which really ought to be required reading in an election year, both by politicians and by prospective voters.

  • December 8, 2014

    Before coming to Ekklesia, I worked for many years in social care. I loved the work (mainly in services for adults with learning disabilities), though it was not without challenges. The biggest of which, was the constant scrabble to make money stretch as far as it could. Though this was less evident in the times of plenty than it is in today’s Austerity Britain, I’ve never known a year when we weren’t asked to do a little bit more for the same amount of money. A trend which in the last few years has shifted towards being asked to do a whole lot more for a whole lot less.

  • 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.

  • December 5, 2014

    Responding to the Autumn Statement, a leading charitable body has warned of a one-sided recovery achieved by pressure on the poorest.

  • December 4, 2014

    Responding to yesterday's Autumn Statement, a leading charity says that George Osborne is still not taking child overly seriously.

  • December 4, 2014

    Chancellor George Osborne is trying his best to spin his way out of trouble on the failures of austerity economics to deliver sustainable, widespread recovery and reduce debt.

  • December 3, 2014

    Union leaders have criticised the Autumn Statement for failing to address the cost of living crisis and for the public spending cuts predicted by the OBR.