Archive: Spending Cuts

The national minimum wage increased to £6.50 last year

An unreported scandal: Wages so low they're illegal

A row over the coalition's wavering enforcement of the national minimum wage is acting as a smokescreen for the real reason workers are being let down. It's austerity, of course.

Opinion Former Articles

  • Not everywhere in the UK will be wincing at today's spending review

    Spending review: Reading through the fine print

    An extended coalition, good news for the middle classes, and some unexpected savings: this year's spending review contains a lot more than the highlights chosen by George Osborne for his Commons statement.

  • George Osborne delivers the 2015/16 spending review

    As-it-happened: Spending review 2013 and PMQs

    George Osborne is extending austerity Britain's spending cuts for another year later, as he unveils the coalition's spending review for 2015/16 after prime minister's questions. Follow it all with our live blog.

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