Tag Archives: spending cuts

IFS: Tories will need to put up taxes or make bigger spending cuts after election

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The bombshell will come as a boost to Labour ahead of conference season.

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How to control welfare spending: build houses and raise the minimum wage

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There are more progressive ways to control spending than bashing the poor.

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Obama’s fiscal cliff footwork saves US from new year meltdown

President Barack Obama and the United States Congress go right down to the wire as they only just avoid going over the fiscal cliff.

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Poll: Public back Labour’s argument the cuts are “too far and too fast”

The latest Sun/YouGov poll shows more support for Labour’s argument on the cuts than the coalition’s.

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Scottish independence would leave Trident dead – and the MoD don’t care

Kate Hudson, general secretary of CND, reports that the MoD have made no contingency plans as to what to do with Trident in the event of independence.

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Osborne’s refusal to increase demand leaves young unemployed without hope

The public sector is cutting jobs, the private sector is scaling back recruitment and most of the government’s apprenticeships are being taken up by older people.

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We can still fight Trident: Here’s how

Daniel Blaney defends the CND’s campaign for nuclear disarmament in response to Andrew Gibson’s article.

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Osborne’s cuts having “damaging effect” on Northern Ireland peace process

Kevin Meagher reports on the effects of the coalition’s cuts on the Northern Ireland peace process, which Martin McGuinness says are having a “damaging effect”.

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IFS: Education spending will “shrink” at fastest rate “since at least the 1950s”

A new report today reveals education spending will be slashed by more than 13 per cent over this parliament – the largest cut since at least the fifties.

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IMF boss repeats call for Plan B

The IMF’s boss has given her strongest warning yet that Britain should slow the pace of its spending cuts. She called for countries “to adjust their austerity programmes”.

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