Archive: Spending Cuts

Reverse payment: MoJ could soon be chasing homeless people for court fines

MoJ warned of waste as it chases £150 court fines from homeless people

A new court cost designed to encourage people to plead guilty means homeless people will be chased for £150 fines they will never be able to pay.

Opinion Former Articles

  • CPA: No Construction Growth before 2014 as Spending Cuts Bite

    Construction output is forecast to fall by almost 3% this year, according to the latest forecasts published today by the Construction Products Association, as the cuts to the capital budget announced in the CSR start to have a real impact on industry activity. Construction output is forecast to remain flat in 2013 before private sector work strengthens and drives a return to growth in 2014.

  • PCS: Fraud risk heightened by cuts to charity regulator

    Good causes could lose billions of pounds a year to fraud if cuts to the charity regulator go through, the Public and Commercial Services union is warning.

  • CPA: Public Sector Cuts Finally Start to Bite

    The latest Construction Trade Survey published today, shows that the cuts to public spending, announced by the government last autumn, have finally started to impact on construction activity, confirming the fears the industry has warned about for some time.

  • CPAG: ‘Double Lockout Bill’ cuts real support for workers and jobseekers by 4%

    A new report published today by Child Poverty Action Group, with contributions from a range of experts, reveals that the government’s welfare benefit uprating legislation is based on bogus claims and is a poverty-producing bill that will further exclude the poorest workers, jobseekers, carers and disabled people from the mainstream of society.

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