public service cuts

  • January 17, 2015

    Income inequality has been growing for decades in the UK, extensive evidence reveals. In recent years, so-called ‘austerity’ has served as a smokescreen for even more wealth to be transferred to a handful of millionaires.

  • December 3, 2014

    Union leaders have criticised the Autumn Statement for failing to address the cost of living crisis and for the public spending cuts predicted by the OBR.

  • November 21, 2014

    Sitting Rochester and Strood MP Mark Reckless held on to his seat in a by-election after defecting to the UK Independence Party, though with a much-reduced majority.

  • September 9, 2014

    Rethink Trident, a broad coalition of individuals and organisations against government plans to spend £100bn on a new nuclear weapons system, will launch tomorrow.

  • September 4, 2014

    As world leaders gather at the NATO Summit in Celtic Manor Newport, peace protestors will be marching from Newport to the Celtic Manor to hand in peace messages to the Summit.

  • August 7, 2014

    This Saturday, a giant peace scarf measuring seven miles will be stretched between the UK’s two nuclear bomb factories in protest at plans to spend £100bn replacing the Trident nuclear weapons system.

  • July 13, 2014

    The hundreds of thousands of public sector workers who joined marches, pickets lines and rallies across England and Wales on 10 July have cast into sharp relief the attitudes of those who would divide us, those who cannot see past their own narrow interests and those who have – to varying degrees – an awareness of the qualities of interrelation, solidarity and the common good which are integral to the civilised functioning of complex modern societies.

  • June 20, 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?

  • March 20, 2014

    The budget announced by UK chancellor George Osborne has been widely reported as appealing to pensioners and savers. Some measures, such as pensioner bonds, will indeed help sizeable numbers of older people. Yet for many people over retirement age, it is will not be good news overall.

  • May 17, 2013

    Austerity measures are causing avoidable illness and death on a major scale, public health experts have shown. In the UK and internationally, harsh cuts in public services and social services are damaging child and adult health and hindering economic recovery, yet some governments are pressing ahead.