public sector spending cuts

  • January 4, 2016

    It seemed a perfect illustration of the government's inadequacy in the face of the northern floods.

  • July 11, 2015

    The Summer Budget produced by the UK chancellor George Osborne will, predictably, continue to widen the gap between the rich and the rest of the population.

  • November 7, 2014

    The Christian Funders’ Forum is to launch their first Christian social action awards ceremony, celebrating projects implemented by churches and Christian organisations.

  • July 11, 2014

    Over the past four years, the government has either frozen public sector pay or limited pay increases to well below the cost of living, leaving public servants on average £2,245 worse off, says the TUC.

  • May 31, 2013

    The UK economy would have grown three times faster last year if the government had prevented decline in the construction industry, according to new analysis from the TUC.

  • December 7, 2012

    Scottish Greens say the UK Chancellor's economic and energy plans fail to respond to a world of staggering inequality and the urgent need to cut carbon.

  • October 11, 2012

    The government wants “To set our country back on the path to prosperity that all can share in” and “mend a broken society”, claimed UK Prime Minister David Cameron at the Conservative Party conference on 10 October. Despite national policies inflicting deepening misery on the poorest in society, and promises by his ministers of more of the same, he was seeking to portray his leadership as compassionate and inclusive.

  • September 26, 2012

    Government plans for regional pay in the public sector are unfair and would be bad for NHS patients and pupils in poorer areas, according to polling published by the TUC.

  • February 14, 2012

    Archbishop Hieronymos II of Athens and All Greece has warned the Greek government of a possible social upheaval if more austerity measures are ushered in by international financial institutions overseeing the sovereign debt crisis.

  • November 30, 2011

    “We're all in this together” has never seemed so cynically mendacious as it does today (30 November) – the day after the Chancellor's Autumn Statement and the day on which public service workers are taking part in the largest organised day of action for a generation.