• October 30, 2012

    On 31 October the House of Commons will debate the Local Government Finance Bill, which proposes to cut 10 per cent of the grant local authorities receive from central government towards council tax benefits.

  • October 22, 2012

    Over 150,000 people have marched in London, Glasgow and Belfast for alternatives to the UK government's cuts agenda.

  • October 20, 2012

    A major match and rally in London, alongside protests in Glasgow and Belfast, will take place today to call for an end to austerity economics in Britain.

  • October 19, 2012

    The Trades Union Congress (TUC), along with Guy Atkins of Goldsmiths University, has launched a best banner or placard competition for the 20 October 'A Future That Works' anti-austerity march and rally in central London, with parallel events in Glasgow and Belfast.

  • October 9, 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.

  • October 8, 2012

    Worshippers at the church service for Conservative Party conference have been urged to reject Tory policies and follow Jesus’ example of siding with the poor.

  • September 5, 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.

  • July 19, 2012

    The American news website Huffington Post recently published an article headlined, ‘Austerity in the United Kingdom Leaves Disabled in Fear for Their Lives’.

  • July 10, 2012

    In their hour of greatest need, the most vulnerable are being let down by the mainstream media, and particularly our national publicly funded broadcaster.

  • June 25, 2012

    At times the government’s approach to the poor and disadvantaged seems baffling, their reasoning tortured. Take child poverty for instance: recently Ian Duncan Smith and his supporters in the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) declared that child poverty was not a matter of low parental incomes. They blurred the distinction between poverty, which is undeniably a lack of money, and child neglect, which is another matter entirely.