Public sector cuts

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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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Environment Agency needs return of £120m grant to protect rivers, says CEO
Cut of £80m hindering effort to monitor sewage discharges and farming activity, MPs told

Sandra Laville

23, Jun, 2021 @3:39 PM

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UK defence cuts show gulf between ambition and action, says Labour
Ministers challenged over size of army as reduction of 10,000 in troop numbers expected to be announced

Dan Sabbagh

22, Mar, 2021 @12:01 AM

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Sunak defends budget plans and insists 1% rise for NHS staff is fair
Chancellor tells MPs that his decisions were made in response to £355bn budget deficit

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

11, Mar, 2021 @7:41 PM

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English council funding: a crisis that’s been years in the making | Letters
Letters: John Marriott, Barry Kushner, Tony Greaves and Anne Leonard on the causes and potential solutions to the dire situation that local authorities face


11, Mar, 2021 @6:10 PM

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Untouchable Boris? Bluster-busting Starmer could well put him on the back foot again
Labour leader cuts to thrust, flagging up nurses’ 1% pay plan against Cummings’ last rise of 40%

John Crace

10, Mar, 2021 @5:54 PM

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