Archive: Spending Cuts

Gavin Williamson arrives at Downing Street to attend the weekly Cabinet meeting in February

Whisper it: Gavin Williamson is actually doing pretty well at the MoD

The defence secretary has turned into a figure of ridicule, but away from the cameras he is proving a canny operator who may be about to secure new funding for his department.

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.

  • 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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