Public sector cuts

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The urinary leash: how the death of public toilets traps and trammels us all
Britain has lost an estimated 50% of its public toilets in the past 10 years. This is a problem for everyone, and for some it is so acute that they are either dehydrating before going out or not leaving home at all

Emine Saner

01, Dec, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Rail cuts are another sign of the Treasury’s bias against the north of England | James Meadway
The transport shakeup is chancellor Rishi Sunak’s latest weapon in the Treasury’s war with No 10, says James Meadway of the Progressive Economy Forum

James Meadway

19, Nov, 2021 @3:37 PM

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Skip to the loo? Easier said than done as Britain loses hundreds of public toilets
Cash-strapped councils have closed a fifth of conveniences, leaving some people with no choice but to stay close to home

Chaminda Jayanetti

14, Nov, 2021 @10:15 AM

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Cash-strapped councils must sell off town halls and public toilets, warns minister
Two councils risk government intervention if they fail to outline plans to balance their books within 30 days

Patrick Butler Social policy editor

02, Nov, 2021 @9:14 PM

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Rishi Sunak to announce £500m package for families
Labour describes plan as ‘smokescreen for the Conservatives’ failure to deliver’ in the past

Lucy Campbell

23, Oct, 2021 @10:11 AM

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Austerity in England linked to more than 50,000 extra deaths in five years
Researchers looked at 2010-2015 when Cameron cuts to NHS and social care were starting to bite

Andrew Gregory Health editor

14, Oct, 2021 @10:30 PM

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Britain’s key workers can’t take any more. They deserve better than this | Gaby Hinsliff
There is a palpable sense of mounting anxiety in hospitals, care homes and schools, says the Guardian columnist Gaby Hinsliff

Gaby Hinsliff

27, Aug, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Conservatives accused of cutting local sport funding by nearly half since 2010
Labour says 47% less spent on grassroots facilities, wasting chance to build on success of 2012 London Olympics

David Connett

31, Jul, 2021 @9:30 PM

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Ministers force NHS England to cover part of 3% staff pay rise
NHS leaders dismayed over having to divert care money as Treasury exempted from meeting full offer

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

22, Jul, 2021 @8:11 PM

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UK public services face cuts of up to £17bn, says IFS
Government on track to spend billions less than planned before pandemic, warns thinktank

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

20, Jul, 2021 @11:01 PM

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At least 75,000 people in England wait six months for social care assessment
Adult social care ‘waiting lists’ condemned as unacceptable as people at risk of deterioration, abuse or neglect

Patrick Butler Social policy editor

14, Jul, 2021 @6:10 AM

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Senior doctors in England could refuse overtime over 1% pay rise
Threat of industrial action by ‘underappreciated’ consultants follows similar threat by nurses

Ben Quinn

02, Jul, 2021 @9:23 AM

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