Monthly Archives: June 2010

Welfare cuts cost lives

From the BBC: Cutting welfare budgets could cost lives, say researchers. Analysis of European data showed that a £70 reduction in welfare spending per person is associated with a 2.8% rise in alcohol-related deaths and 1.2% rise in deaths from … Continue reading

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No to Budget’s pay and benefit cuts – Stop budget attacks with mass action

By Judy Beishon, from The Socialist, issue 630: The Tory/Lib Dem budget included a rise in VAT to 20%, a pay freeze for most public sector workers and the cutting and erosion of a number of key benefits – including … Continue reading

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Advice to public sector workers on responding to Cameron and Clegg’s request for spending cuts’ suggestions

From the PCS Union: Prime minister David Cameron and his deputy Nick Clegg have sent public sector workers a letter about spending cuts, asking for ideas about getting more for less. It’s clearly a gimmick, designed to back up the … Continue reading

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Budget offers no relief for youth

Commenting on the Budget, Ben Robinson, Youth Fight for Jobs Chair, has said: “This government have abolished the Future Jobs Fund with no replacement”. “Benefit cuts announced today for £11 billion, expected to include Job Seekers Allowance, and £2 billion … Continue reading

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North Devon Anti-Cuts Alliance launched

North Devon Anti-Cuts Alliance has been set up to unite everyone who wants to campaign against these unfair and unnecessary cuts to essential services. In a country where the rich avoid £130 billion of tax every year, and there is … Continue reading

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