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In the face of protests against cuts, Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond has backed the idea of a six-month moratorium on redundancies at the BBC.
These are incredibly tough times for quality journalism across Britain, and cuts at the BBC -- the country's flagship broadcaster -- are making things even worse.
BBC journalists are striking across the country today in protest against cuts which will severely will hit the scope and quality of the Corporation's work.
BBC journalists have agreed to a corporation-wide 'work to rule' and strike action over compulsory redundancies imposed by the Corporation.
Trade Union Congress General Secretary Frances O'Grady has warned of the threat to education from increasing privatisation and continuing austerity.
Gagging clauses in contracts and attacks by government ministers on those who speak out in support of the vulnerable are making some charities fearful.
Spending cuts hitting the poorest in areas like North East England are “a profound sickness at the heart of our society,” a senior church leader says.
The Anglican Bishop of Liverpool is asking the government to review and re-examine the criteria upon which their current public spending cuts are based.
A proposal to cut benefits for obese and unhealthy people who fail to attend exercise sessions has hit the headlines. People of ordinary weight and in good health could lose money too.
The Green Party has criticised the government’s mid-term review for failing to acknowledge the coalition’s mistakes or to offer a coherent vision for the future.