government cuts

  • 19 Apr 2011

    'Big Society' rhetoric is toothless and may be used to wash ministerial hands of responsibility for the impact of cuts, the Archbishop of Westminster has said.

  • 12 Apr 2011

    Methodist Council has heard that while the Government speaks of a 'Big Society', the poorest in society are losing out most from public spending cuts.

  • 7 Apr 2011

    TUC general secretary Brendan Barber used his visit to the University of the West of England to set out a full alternative to government cuts and austerity.

  • 2 Apr 2011

    Disturbing evidence is emerging that UK job centres are increasingly looking for excuses to stop welfare benefits to people who are out of work. People with mental health problems, learning or communication difficulties, those who are young or uneducated are among those at most risk.

  • 29 Mar 2011

    People of faith have been on the streets of London over the weekend, as an act of prophecy against the greatest attack on the vulnerable in society for the last 50 years, says David Haslam. Those from many different belief backgrounds, including Christians, joined the 'March for the Alternative' - for good spiritual and theological reasons.

  • 28 Mar 2011

    A UK government review of local authority duties has raised further fears about the future of social services, says Savi Hensman/ Yet, against a background of harsh spending cuts, this is also an opportunity for people and civil society organisations - including churches and faith bodies - to declare whether they believe that children and adults should be able to get the support they need.

  • 28 Mar 2011

    The Student Christian Movement has welcomed the large turnout by Christian students at the 26 March 2011 protest against government cuts.

  • 27 Mar 2011

    This short film by Oonagh Cousins highlights, in accessible terms, what 'the alternative' to the current recessionary government trajectory looks like - and introduces some of the key players - including political economist Ann Pettifor (who is involved in the 'Green New Deal' group, and writes for Ekklesia among others), UK Uncut, the Robin Hood Tax Campaign initiative, False Economy, and others.

  • 27 Mar 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.

  • 27 Mar 2011

    Protesters, police, reporters and commentators are in disagreement about claims and counterclaims over violent clashes in central London last night.