austerity

  • 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.

  • 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."

  • 11 Jul 2014

    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.

  • 8 Jul 2014

    The ‘common good’ and support for current and former soldiers are among the topics to be discussed at the Church of England’s general synod in July 2014. Savi Hensman suggests that the institutional Church of England in its current form may be too heavily compromised by its closeness to the “principalities and powers” to be fully effective in seeking justice and peace. She argues that it will have to face a death of sorts in order to be renewed in Christ.

  • 20 Jun 2014

    Successive UK governments have made it harder for people in need to get social security, at a devastating human cost. Public services have also been cut, supposedly to save money. Might this have ended up costing taxpayers more?

  • 20 Mar 2014

    George Osborne yesterday presented a budget founded in the determination to believe, if not six, at least two impossible things before breakfast.

  • 19 Mar 2014

    The People's Assembly against Austerity is highlighting the need and possibility of an alternative economic future on Budget Day 2014.

  • 18 Feb 2014

    At the Conservative Party conference in 2011, David Cameron told a lie in his speech. This is not a claim I make lightly.

  • 11 Feb 2014

    The most vulnerable people in Edinburgh, the elderly and children are among those who will be badly affected by city budget reductions.

  • 14 Dec 2013

    As winter comes, the impacts of the government's cuts in social spending and welfare are increasingly tangible, as more and more people struggle to make ends meet.