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The #SpendingReview arithmetic made simple

25 Nov 2015, by in Cuts Watch

The Chancellor’s rabbits from the hat were mainly permitted by changes to the economic forecast. In general these were more eye-catching than material, excepting his U-turn on welfare. The OBR continue to stress the severity of the cuts. It is worth looking at how the arithmetic works out – it’s not difficult. In spite of…

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Cuts Watch # -1: Youth Justice Board

30 Nov 2011, by in Cuts Watch

It’s nice to note the occasional victory, a cut withdrawn. Last year Nicola reported on the plans to abolish the Youth Justice Board and to hive off its job of overseeing the youth justice system in England and Wales to a division of the Ministry of Justice. The government has now announced that it plans…

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Cuts Watch #403: Rehabilitation charities

26 Apr 2011, by in Cuts Watch

Crime reduction charity NACRO has announced that it is due to make over 100 staff redundant because of  “local and central government cuts and contracts coming to their natural end.”  This follows a survey earlier this month by Clinks, the umbrella body for third sector rehabilitation organisations, showing that 68 per cent have staff on…

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Cuts Watch #400: The Hardest Hit

01 Apr 2011, by in Cuts Watch

March, lobby of Parliament, online protest and rally on 11 May. Disabled people’s benefits, services, jobs and rights are threatened as never before. Cuts to Disability Living Allowance, Employment and Support Allowance, and Child Tax Credits for disabled children will have a massive impact on the living standards of disabled people and their families. Cuts…

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