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Low share prices when the UK government privatised Royal Mail cost the taxpayer around £1 billion, a parliamentary committee has reported. Meanwhile the National Health Service and social services are in financial crisis.
The government’s decision to end real terms spending increases on the health service could mean that the NHS will be losing out on £25.5 billion a year by the end of the decade, the TUC has warned.
Campaigners claiming Vodafone has been let off an unpaid tax bill of £6 billion blockaded several shops across the UK yesterday
Health service staff angry that their pay is still being capped despite the economic recovery, are to remind the government today of the millions of hours of unpaid overtime they put in each year.
A new report by the Prison Reform Trust, supported by the Bromley Trust, shows the system under significant strain with fewer staff, worsening safety and fewer opportunities for rehabilitation.
New research shows the number of households hit by the bedroom tax fell by just 15 per cent last year, with nearly six out of seven affected households unable to avoid a cut in rent support.
The Children's Society has made a strong response to the House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee report on housing support in the reformed welfare system.
Lower income families continue to shoulder burden of austerity under current UK government policy, says a leading anti-poverty agency.
The Chancellor should use the Budget to address the UK’s growing investment gap, nearly £50 billion last year, says the TUC in its Budget submission.
The most vulnerable people in Edinburgh, the elderly and children are among those who will be badly affected by city budget reductions.