Prospect represents public sector professionals – and today our members are angry that they are being made scapegoats for last year’s financial crisis. On pay, pensions and jobs, the Chancellor has taken direct aim at the living standards of workers who did nothing to create the economic deficit he is attempting to reverse.
A two-year pay [...]
In tomorrow’s Emergency Budget, the Tax Payers’ Alliance is convinced that Government must take serious action to cut spending. Addressing the crisis in the public finances cannot be delayed any longer. The mountain of public sector debt continues to grow; tomorrow it will be illustrated by the return of our giant Debt Clock, which has [...]
With so many elements of their employment package potentially under attack in tomorrow’s Budget, these are deeply unsettling times for every public servant and their families.
It is important that ministers recognise that while savage cuts in public spending will make for easy headlines, the proper delivery of the coalition agreement will fundamentally depend on the [...]
By now, to tell the truth, I’m actually getting a bit bored with budget speculation and want Osborne to “bring it on”. There will be blood, to be sure, but a couple of points on that are worth mentioning.
One, there is now a danger that unless the chancellor really does go for it and raises [...]
Well, he didn’t say that during the election, did he? The Prime Minister’s warning that the cuts in public spending will be so deep as to affect “our whole way of life”sounded ominous, as I think it was meant to be. We’re being softened up, and the markets appeased. The realities of [...]
The 5 per cent cut in salary for ministers on six-figure salaries doesn't really tell us very much about the "savage cuts" – as Nick Clegg once called them – that will soon hit every neighbourhood in the land. What will they really mean? Local libraries and swimming polls shut. Social services even more starved [...]
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