government cuts

  • 9 Jul 2015

    It would be quite misleading to describe the 2015 Summer Budget as a “one nation budget” or as favouring “working families” and “giving the nation a pay rise” in any meaningful sense, says Simon Barrow. On the contrary it hits low income households and disabled people, and will increase further Britain’s alarming levels of inequality.

  • 6 Jul 2015

    New research from the TUC shows London is outperforming other parts of the UK in economic and jobs growth, while recovery is weakest in the North West and Northern Ireland.

  • 30 Jun 2015

    A new TUC report reveals that the government's decision to freeze child benefit will cost 3.9 million households with two or more children more than £2,000 by 2020.

  • 6 May 2015

    Statutory maternity pay may be axed, and incapacity benefit and housing benefit for under-25s removed if the Conservatives return to power. The Guardian has revealed details of possible further ‘welfare’ cuts set out in leaked documents.

  • 4 May 2015

    Cuts in the UK have harmed many of the most disadvantaged, including people who are disabled or low-paid. If a Conservative-led government takes power, further reductions and privatisation are likely to have a harsh impact on middle-income households too.

  • 13 Mar 2015

    The government’s £285 million spend on Trident replacement is an insult to those suffering from the £300 million cuts to legal aid, says CND.

  • 17 Jan 2015

    The future of local authority services in England are under threat from a growing funding crisis, a new report indicates.

  • 4 Sep 2014

    A new report published yesterday (3 September), commissioned by the TUC from London Metropolitan University, exposes the impact of the government’s austerity measures on LGBT services.

  • 25 Jul 2014

    Government cuts to Network Rail’s funding are putting the lives of rail passengers and maintenance workers at risk, according to a report published today by the TUC’s Action for Rail campaign.

  • 18 Jul 2014

    Welfare, education and the NHS are all being hit by the same cuts, driven, not by a desire to improve the national debt (which is now significantly worse than 2010), says Virginia Moffatt, but by a poisonous ideology that private profit must come before common good. "So I decided that the time had come to move somewhere, where I can be in a position to challenge that ideology. I have joined Ekklesia as the new Chief Operating Officer, because I can see what an important role a think-tank linking good quality research and ideas to civic action, political change and a positive role for churches and other NGOs can play in influencing mainstream politics. That is what I want to be part of."