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  • 13 May 2011

    Earlier this week, the universities minister David Willetts rushed to deny suggestions that the government would allow elite universities to sell off super-expensive extra places to wealthy students. But the furore led to another proposal receiving very little attention - the suggestion that private companies and charities should be allowed to fund their own university places.

  • 13 May 2011

    The Child Poverty Action Group have welcomed the news of a fall in child poverty - but warned that the government's policies are likely to push it back up again.

  • 12 May 2011

    The government's ability to keep its promises on disability has been rated as a 'D-' by the disability charity Scope.

  • 11 May 2011

    The difficulties negotiated and the sacrifices made by many disabled and ill people in getting to London to join the Hardest Hit march against government cuts has been inspiring.

  • 11 May 2011

    Today (11 May 2011) Ekklesia is highlighting the contents of a research paper which maps out the contours of the government's revolution in Britain’s benefits and welfare system - one that hits the mo

  • 11 May 2011
  • 11 May 2011

    The Government plans to cut billions from support for disabled people and their families. Indeed, swingeing reductions, made worse by the 'economies' being imposed on and by local council, have already begun.

  • 11 May 2011

    Up to 10,000 disabled people are joining the Hardest Hit march in London today, in protest against government cuts to benefits and services.

  • 10 May 2011

    Sharing ideas at a local, regional and national level, and discussing how to respond to the threat of cuts, will not always be easy, says Savi Hensman. But it is vital if those who are poorest and most vulnerable are to be protected and a government-led agenda based on false premises appropriately resisted.

  • 2 May 2011

    Over 10,000 people from trade unions and international organisations marched through central London to mark May Day on Sunday.