Public Sector Cuts

Theresa May's Police Cuts Are Dangerous

Bob Morgan | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK Politics
Bob Morgan

I saw and experienced the damage caused by cutting back on community policing - it causes real harm and fear and means that policing changes from the officer you know and who knows you and your community being replaced by officers you don't know turning up when things go wrong.

Civil Service Staff Numbers Under the Coalition Government, 2010 to 2015

Emily Andrews | Posted 18.06.2016 | UK Politics
Emily Andrews

The latest numbers from the Office for National Statistics show the number of civil servants as of March 2015. Emily Andrews and Gavin Freeguard of th...

Profit Before People: Over 200 Firefighters Condemn Government Cuts in Open Letter to Voters

Rob McDowall | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Politics
Rob McDowall

Nearly 250 firefighters have signed an open letter to voters to highlight the significant challenges and pressure they have faced under the coalition government programme of relentless public sector cuts and how these cuts have put lives at risk.

The Terror of Austerity: How the Coalition's Cuts Are Killing Us

Louisa Ackermann | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Politics
Louisa Ackermann

When people steal from the state through benefit fraud (usually out of desperation), there's public outcry. But when the state steals from the people by failing to provide even a basic standard of living, whilst corruption and tax evasion runs unchecked, we're told it's all part of a necessary strategy for economic recovery.

One Million Public Sector Workers To Walk Out

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK

The Government will today be hit by the biggest strike over pay since it came to power when over a million public sector workers will walk out in bitt...

Even Conservatives Voters Back Public Sector Strike

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK

Most members of the public back the right to strike and believe the government is unfairly targeting public sector workers, according to a new poll. A...

200,000 Teachers To Walkout

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK

Children across England and Wales are waking up to disruption as teachers stage a one-day walkout in a ongoing row over pay, pensions and working cond...

Osbo's Public Sector Cuts Will Be The Biggest In 50 Years

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne's austerity agenda will see the public sector suffer the biggest cuts in fifty years, the Institute for Fiscal Studies has warned. ...

Is the UK Set to Become Part of the 'Post-developed' World?

Thomas Midlane | Posted 24.01.2013 | UK Politics
Thomas Midlane

It might be time to start preparing for 'post-developed, de-developing' Britain.

Plaid Cymru's Plan C To Get Wales Back On Track

Leanne Wood | Posted 30.11.2012 | UK Politics
Leanne Wood

The UK remains in the midst of the deepest recession in living memory with few predicting a change in fortune anytime soon. People in Wales are particularly feeling the pinch. Unemployment is higher than the UK average and the cull of the public sector has, and will continue to, hit us especially hard since it employs a higher proportion of our workforce than in England or Scotland.

Police Warning On Use Of Volunteers As Officer Numbers Drop

PA | Posted 26.07.2012 | UK

Police chiefs have warned of the dangers of using unpaid volunteers to replace fully-trained officers as figures showed police numbers were at their l...

Theresa May Heckled At Police Conference Amid Broad Cuts To Service

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.05.2012 | UK Politics

The Home Secretary was heckled on Wednesday as she told rank-and-file officers that changes to their pay and conditions were reforms which hard-workin...

Osborne Beware: Voters Are Tired Of Austerity

PA | Posted 07.07.2012 | UK Politics

Francois Hollande's triumph in the French presidential election has, it seems, sent a clear message - voters are tired of austerity. Jubilant Socia...

There's Going To Be A Lot Fewer Of These, Say Experts

PA | Posted 24.05.2012 | UK Politics

The public sector workforce is set to fall to an historic low, with around one in seven jobs expected to be axed as a result of the Government's spend...

Cameron On His Love Of Horses, Angry Birds And Whether He Dances At Home

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 09.03.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron has been quizzed by school children over his love of horse riding, whether he dances in Downing Street and if he still listens to his mo...

MPs Left Unimpressed By BBC Managers

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 06.03.2012 | UK Politics

The BBC has been slammed by MPs over how it has handled its cuts programme. The Commons public accounts committee warned that the broadcaster riske...

Oops, Ed's Gaffed Again... You Mean He Meant to Say That?

Dave Cohen | Posted 20.03.2012 | UK Politics
Dave Cohen

I really want to like Ed Miliband. You have to admire anyone who applies for a job knowing that one of the perks is to be lambasted and attacked very personally day in, day out by five national newspapers for being the spawn of Satan, and that's just when things aren't going your way. Start to score points against the coalition and they really turn on you.

At Last, Some Atonement From the Labour Party

Tony Baldry | Posted 19.03.2012 | UK Politics
Tony Baldry

On Saturday, the Shadow Chancellor admitted that if the Labour Party were in government, they would not deviate from the tough decisions that George Osborne and David Cameron are making in an effort to cut the deficit.

No 'More for Less" - The Public Sector Needs to take a More Radical Course

John Tizard | Posted 12.03.2012 | UK Politics
John Tizard

In 2012 let's resolve to ban the phrase 'more for less' when talking about the future of public services.

Regional Pay: The Real Issue for Trade Unions in 2012

Jonathan Edwards | Posted 10.03.2012 | UK Politics
Jonathan Edwards

Although many of them have yet to realise it, busy as they are with the ongoing discussions on public sector pensions, the big issue for trade unions in 2012 will be the implementation of regional pay and the break-up of the national pay bargaining schemes.

This Isn't a Recession, It's a Shecession

Olga Crosse | Posted 15.02.2012 | UK
Olga Crosse

The harsh fact is that most of the people I have to make redundant, cut their hours or their salaries are women.

Unemployment - The Government Continues to Ignore the Human Cost of Its Cuts

Dave Prentis | Posted 13.02.2012 | UK Politics
Dave Prentis

Warning bells should be sounding in Westminster in the run up to Christmas. While the government gears up for the recess and festive celebrations, hard-pressed families across the UK are wondering how they are going to put a turkey on the table this year. What a seriously bleak midwinter for the 2.64million now unemployed and the millions of low paid workers, suffering from pay freezes in the face of high inflation.

SNP Cuts Branded 'Faster And Deeper Than Tories'

PA | Posted 08.12.2011 | UK Politics

The Deputy First Minister has hit back at Labour claims that the Scottish Government is imposing tougher public sector cuts than the Tories. Labour...

Foxgate Just Proves the Government Should be Paid an Average Wage

Suswati Basu | Posted 21.12.2011 | UK Politics
Suswati Basu

It has only been a few days since Liam Fox announced his resignation as defence secretary, but no doubt there have already been questions over the gov...

Pickles Orders Councils To Reveal Assets Worth Billions

PA | Posted 04.10.2011 | UK Politics

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has ordered every council to publish a list of the land and buildings they own. He said mos...