cuts

  • 19 Apr 2011

    'Big Society' rhetoric is toothless and may be used to wash ministerial hands of responsibility for the impact of cuts, the Archbishop of Westminster has said.

  • 13 Apr 2011

    A union's calculations suggest the poorest students will see their debts rise the most due to the coalition government’s new student support system.

  • 12 Apr 2011

    A campaign has been launched to defend the "Fortnum & Mason 145" - the people who were arrested last month after peaceful direct action in central London.

  • 12 Apr 2011

    A demonstration outside the Treasury has called for cuts in military spending, including subsidies for the arms trade, at a time when other areas face severe cutbacks.

  • 11 Apr 2011

    Methodist Council has heard that while the Government speaks of a 'Big Society', the poorest in society are losing out most from public spending cuts.

  • 8 Apr 2011

    A Conservative councillor has been accused of insulting his own constituents after describing a debate on local cuts as a “complete waste of time”.

  • 6 Apr 2011

    TUC general secretary Brendan Barber used his visit to the University of the West of England to set out a full alternative to government cuts and austerity.

  • 6 Apr 2011

    Following a speech by Business Secretary Vince Cable, the University and College Union has said that ministers are "in disarray" about higher education funding.

  • 2 Apr 2011

    Disturbing evidence is emerging that UK job centres are increasingly looking for excuses to stop welfare benefits to people who are out of work. People with mental health problems, learning or communication difficulties, those who are young or uneducated are among those at most risk.

  • 29 Mar 2011

    People of faith have been on the streets of London over the weekend, as an act of prophecy against the greatest attack on the vulnerable in society for the last 50 years, says David Haslam. Those from many different belief backgrounds, including Christians, joined the 'March for the Alternative' - for good spiritual and theological reasons.