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  • 27 Oct 2010

    Plaid Cymru will today try to stop the Bill introducing Post Office privatisation. They aim to to prevent the government's "spiralling privatisation agenda".

  • 25 Oct 2010

    Three major Free Churches say Chancellor George Osborne's inaccurate use of welfare fraud statistics in his Spending Review speech has stigmatised the poor.

  • 24 Oct 2010

    For some Christians, coalition cuts and the "Big Society" are an opportunity for churches to extend their influence by taking over services run by the state. But the Gospel is not about increasing our own influence. In seeking to love our neighbours as ourselves, we need to be ready to stand up and resist a vicious assault on the welfare state.

  • 22 Oct 2010

    Stung by accusations of targeting the poor in the Comprehensive Spending Review, not to mention misleading voters by reneging on central electoral promises in exchange for power, deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has decided to pick a fight with the respected think-tank the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS). There can only be one winner in this fact spat, and it will not be Mr Clegg.

  • 22 Oct 2010

    A huge wave of public protest is being organised against the svange public spending cuts announced in parliament on 20 October by the government.

  • 22 Oct 2010

    Church Action on Poverty has challenged Government and the churches over benefit cuts for some of the poorest and most vulnerable people in the country.

  • 22 Oct 2010

    Cuts that hit the poorest hardest, as proposed in the government's Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR) are neither necessary nor moral, says an emerging civil society Coalition of Resistance to the developments - what is being characterised as 'the real Big Society'.

  • 22 Oct 2010

    Church leaders and Christian organisations are joining unions and civic groups in a major rally in Edinburgh on Saturday against public spending cuts.

  • 21 Oct 2010

    The Institute for Fiscal Studies says that the cuts announced by the government will have a "regressive" effect on the economy and on the poorest in society.

  • 21 Oct 2010

    Among the Chancellor’s targets in the Comprehensive Spending Review are social housing and those who need it. The capital budget has been slashed, and new tenants may face being charged up to 80 per cent of market rents.