budget 2017

  • November 24, 2017

    Nothing reveals a government’s values and priorities like a budget: “For where your treasure is, your heart will be also.” (Matthew 6:21) So what does this week’s Budget tell us?

  • November 23, 2017

    Responding to the budget, John Sauven, chief executive of Greenpeace, said, “Despite the Chancellor’s pride in the UK’s climate leadership, hidden away in the unannounced text of the budget, he quietly revealed this was one of the least green budgets ever, because there will be no new money for renewables until at least 2025."

  • November 23, 2017
    • Britain is on course for the longest period of falling living standards since records began in the 1950s, with the current crunch forecast to last longer than the post-crisis income squeeze, the Resolution Foundation said today.
  • November 22, 2017

    Commenting on yesterday's Budget, Dr Wanda Wyporska of the Equality Trust said, "we look set to remain a land of Food Banks and Ferraris for some time yet."

  • November 22, 2017

    The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, delivered his second budget today.

  • November 22, 2017

    The TUC has commented on the Chancellor's announcements on investment, public sector pay, and Universal Credit.

  • November 22, 2017

    The Joseph Rowntree Foundation says, “The Government’s big spending commitments for stamp duty giveaways and tax cuts prioritised higher earning households, with little support for people who need it most." 

  • November 22, 2017

    Today’s Budget statement from the Chancellor has been condemned by education leaders as a missed opportunity to announce more money for schools and young people.

  • November 22, 2017

    Responding to the lack of additional funding for children’s services in the Autumn Budget, Richard Watts, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Children and Young People Board, said, “It is extremely disappointing that today’s Budget has not provided any additional funding for children’s services."

  • November 22, 2017

    Child Poverty Action Group says, "This should have been the budget that ushered in much needed structural reform of Universal Credit to revive the central promise to strengthen the rewards from work and that didn’t happen."