credit crunch

  • April 26, 2010

    Church Action on Poverty, the TUC and leading charities have asked for the big party leaders’ commitment that tax rises and spending cuts will not hit the poorest hardest.

  • April 22, 2010

    Opinion is divided about how far the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has gone in its proposals for how to make the banks pay for the crisis, says Owen Tudor. For some, it has taken some unexpectedly radical steps forward, but for others it has not yet produced an adequate solution.

  • March 25, 2010

    Friends of the Earth has welcomed yesterday's Budget announcement to set up a Green Investment Bank, and has published a critical appraisal of the chancellor's other plans.

  • March 25, 2010

    What do yesterday's announcements mean in terms of tackling the economic crisis, its main victims, and the climate change challenge? Here is my more or less immediate response to Alistair Darling’s final budget.

  • March 24, 2010

    As the Chancellor of the Exchequer prepares to deliver his budget today, he has been urged to lay “the foundations of a green future” by the campaigning group Friends of the Earth.

  • December 9, 2009

    As the government launches its pre-budget statement, the second report from the authors of the Green New Deal argue that the British Chancellor needs to tackle public debt, create thousands of new green jobs and transition to a low-carbon economy.

  • November 29, 2009

    2,000 people from civil society groups, churches, mosques and synagogues heard a call for the UK to introduce a ceiling on interest rates, after evidence gathered over months of listening to the impact of the financial crisis on ordinary people .

  • October 12, 2009

    Faith in mathematical modelling looks little more than hubris after the recent economic collapse, says Giles Fraser. The unknown cannot be so easily tamed, as any half-decent theo­logian would know.

  • September 29, 2009

    A new report from Christian Aid argues that policy makers must address the de-regulation, liberalisation and privatisation that poor countries have had to endure for the last few decades.

  • September 17, 2009

    Archbishop Rowan Williams says that those complicit in the financial system seem to feel no "repentance" for their excesses, and a different type of economics is needed. But C of E investments are under scrutiny too.