Category - public spending cuts

  • 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.

  • 7 Dec 2014

    The scale of public spending cuts proposed by UK Chancellor George Osborne is shocking, but we shouldn’t be surprised. Not because such savage cuts are necessary, but because to many in government they are desirable.

  • 14 Jun 2014

    Campaigners claiming Vodafone has been let off an unpaid tax bill of £6 billion blockaded several shops across the UK yesterday

  • 11 Feb 2014

    As the nation’s attention is increasingly focused on the plight of people in flood-affected areas, one strand of political opinion, usually quite vocal, has remained noticeably silent. Advocates of low tax and low public spending have had little to say faced with a situation which demands a huge response from the full range of public services.

  • 10 Nov 2013

    Because of the bedroom tax, many much-needed affordable homes may be demolished, despite the housing shortage. The Observer reports that several housing associations, unable to let three-bedroom homes because of this controversial UK government measure, are planning to knock some of these down or considering doing so.

  • 5 Dec 2012

    The poorest will have to shoulder the biggest burden as a result of today’s Spending Review by George Osborne.

  • 27 Jan 2011

    The "Poverty of Ambition? Churches and a Politics of Hope conference hosted by the Joint PUblic Issues Team took place in Birbingham on 22 January 2011.

  • 21 Jan 2011

    David Cameron's warm words about co-opting churches into plugging the gaps in social provision resulting from his administration's antipathy to the state and the services it provides, have recently taken something of a knock from his own MPs in East Anglia.

  • 20 Oct 2010

    The Church of England has welcomed the news that a grant scheme, which reimburses VAT on repairs to listed places of worship, will continue.

  • 17 Sep 2010

    Churches involved in delivering social provision to the whole community should not use this position to push their own agendas, a Catholic bishop says.