Comprehensive Spending Review

  • February 27, 2019

    The first 1000 days of life, from conception to age two, is a critical phase during which the foundations of a child's development are laid.

  • July 2, 2013

    “Two arrogant posh boys who don't know the price of milk” Nadine Dorries' opinion of the Prime Minister and the Chancellor gave every appearance of welling up from a deep reservoir of personal peeve. But last week, a Conservative MP expressed an almost identical opinion to me.

  • June 27, 2013

    Yesterday's Comprehensive Spending Review was a display of politics at its most callous and divisive.

  • June 27, 2013

    Housing benefit could face further cuts from 2015, George Osborne announced in the Comprehensive Spending Review yesterday (26 June 2013).

  • March 27, 2011

    Listening to the the suave propaganda pouring from the lips of Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander, and other government apologists over the last 24 hours, I am struck by the persistence of the 'deficit denial' theme - and the fact that it seems to have won over a significant portion of the public. This does not make what is being said any more factually sound, ethically substantial or intellectually rigorous, of course.

  • March 24, 2011

    Do not be fooled by the scraps from the table in Chancellor Osborne's 2011 budget, says Urban Forum chief executive, Toby Blume, analysing the implications for charities, enterprise, environment, planning and poverty. Sadly, the real damage has already been done.

  • March 23, 2011

    Three church leaders have called on the UK government to apologise for false claims about claimants and to correct their figures in the Budget.

  • January 27, 2011

    The "Poverty of Ambition? Churches and a Politics of Hope conference hosted by the Joint PUblic Issues Team took place in Birbingham on 22 January 2011.

  • December 20, 2010

    Between now and 2013-14 average incomes are forecast to stagnate and both absolute and relative poverty among children and working-age adults are expected to rise.

  • December 14, 2010

    The political journalist and comentator Will Hutton will give the keynote address at a day conference hosted by the Joint Public Issues Team on 22 January 2011.