public sector cuts
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.
The latest numbers from the Office for National Statistics show the number of civil servants as of March 2015. Emily Andrews
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.
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.
The Government will today be hit by the biggest strike over pay since it came to power when over a million public sector
Most members of the public back the right to strike and believe the government is unfairly targeting public sector workers
Children across England and Wales are waking up to disruption as teachers stage a one-day walkout in a ongoing row over pay
George Osborne's austerity agenda will see the public sector suffer the biggest cuts in fifty years, the Institute for Fiscal
It might be time to start preparing for 'post-developed, de-developing' Britain.
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.