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One of the Church of Scotland’s most senior ministers has invited the Chancellor to come north of the Border on a “fact-finding mission” about welfare reform.
Anti-poverty activists have expressed astonishment at George Osborne's claim that massive public spending cuts will create a "more just society".
While analysing the welter of information coming in about the coalition government's first budget, including responses from a range of civil society organisations, one small cut has been overlooked.
The Government’s Pre-Budget Report announced some measures which will help those hit hardest by the economic crisis. But more needs to be done, says the campaigning group Church Action on Poverty (CAP).
As Gordon Brown delivered his last budget as Chancellor today Christian Aid said it must also be the last in which the Chancellor does not set a clear, annual budget for the UK’s CO2 emissions.