budget 2012

  • 11 May 2012

    The Bible says more about money than about almost any other ethical issue. In a world where critics of capitalism are described as "unrealistic", Christians can point to a greater reality than the dominant values of our own time and culture. We can recognise that capitalism depends on faith in the idols of money and markets.

  • 22 Mar 2012

    Green MP Caroline Lucas has slammed yesterday’s budget as the “nail in the coffin” of the Coalition’s commitment to be “the greenest government ever”.

  • 22 Mar 2012

    Wales will be hit hard by the UK budget, according to Plaid Cymru and Welsh Labour. Plaid called for Welsh opposition to regional pay variation.

  • 22 Mar 2012

    This morning (22 March 2012) Chancellor George Osborne is mainly taking stick for his so-called 'granny tax' - as the tabloids put it. That is the tax adjustments which mean that 4.41 million pensioners lose money and the Treasury claws back some £1.2 billion.

  • 22 Mar 2012

    George Osborne's latest budget has reconfirmed Britain's prolonged collapse in economic activity, as he thrashes around for supply-side "solutions".

  • 22 Mar 2012
  • 22 Mar 2012

    Responding to the UK Budget statement, the Scottish National Party says Chancellor Osborne has failed to deliver for Scotland on key measures.

  • 21 Mar 2012

    Amidst all the budget fuss over 50p tax rates for the very wealthy and the ‘injustice’ of higher rate taxpayers losing out on Child Benefit, who is prepared to speak up for 212,000 low income working families set to lose £3,870 a year each? It is they who are facing the biggest cut in incomes come April this year.

  • 21 Mar 2012

    Christian Aid says that chancellor George Osborne has spoken out against tax evasion and aggressive tax avoidance, but has failed to act accordingly.

  • 21 Mar 2012

    Cuts in welfare, age-related tax benefits, child benefit and the minimum wage will combine with high joblessness and price increases to heighten austerity.