Tag Archives: deficit

What the local government finance settlement means for council budget

Local authorities

Local government finance enters the new year on a knife edge.

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Labour are stuck on a ‘things can only be mildly improved’ mantra

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Ed Miliband talked sense yesterday, but the electorate still need some form of greater succour.

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Osborne’s policies are deliberately designed to shift money from the poorest to the richest

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Research from LSE has found that the chancellor’s policies have seen the poorest five per cent lose income while the top one per cent have gained.

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We need an honest debate about debt reduction. But don’t expect it from George Osborne

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The reduction of the national debt should be achieved over a generation – not a handful of years.

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Do Tory benefit cuts impact on children’s rights?

mags

A new report suggests that young people identify several infringements of their rights in George Osborne’s economic policies.

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King’s Fund calls for additional £2bn in NHS funding

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Even the most optimistic scenario put forward by the NHS’ Five Year Review would require an additional £8bn a year by 2020.

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The success of the living wage campaign benefits us all

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Giving more people the living wage will have wider benefits for the economy.

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Why are companies so rich and states so poor?

Money no copyrightj

The state is broke, and democratic government ineffective, because big business no longer pays tax.

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Debt has become a convenient cover for ideological cuts

We must be watchful of a spinning of facts by this government to justify its policies. Nowhere has this been more apparent than when Cameron and co talk about government borrowing.

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Birmingham’s widening “jaws of doom”

Birmingham’s Labour-run council is facing a £625 million deficit by 2016/2017. Budget cuts of up to 50% are planned. What public services will survive?

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