Category Archives: Coalition cuts

Six new policy discussion documents

Sustainable Communities Prosperity and Work Health Education and Skills Crime Justice Citizenship Equalities Britain in the World Earlier this year we circulated some policy discussion documents. Those documents did not cover all policy areas. Now each of the party’s policy commissions has issued a draft document that reports on the work done so far and [...]

Coming soon – more toll roads

The day before David Cameron and Nick Clegg privatise and break up the NHS, they drop another bombshell that will cost us all more money and give their business friends huge profits at our expense. David Cameron has said that he wants private companies to improve busy motorways and trunk roads – but he is [...]

Police privatisation

Two police authorities, Surrey and the West Midlands, have called for private sector companies to bid for providing police services. Surrey Police’s new Chief Constable Lynne Owens says that she inherited the plan from her predecessor and only wants to consider “back office” services. But once an idea is floated, there will be pressure to [...]

700,000 families to lose child benefit

Nearly 700,000 families will lose out if child benefit is cut for high-rate taxpayers, with almost a quarter involving a household with one parent earning a salary, according to a study. Finance company NFU Mutual said that if the Government goes ahead with the move, every household with a higher-rate taxpayer will be hit from [...]

Police cuts start to bite in SE

Police forces in the SE have (with the exception of Surrey, cut the numbers of police officers, PCSOs and other staff. S0 much for the Tories being the party of law and order! Here are the figures for each force for the change between September 2010 and September 2011: Hampshire – police officers down 2.9%, [...]

Tax and bills costs families an extra £5 a day

Between January and December 2011, the rising cost of living under the Coalition has meant the average family is paying nearly £5 A DAY more. Moneysupermarket.com did the research for the Tory paper the Daily Telegraph, and reported middle-income households will pay: An extra £900 a year for energy, food and water An extra £750 to make [...]

Coalition MP hypocrisy

Tory and Lib Dem MPs vote for Coalition cuts – but when it comes to their own constituencies, then they change their tune. All of these MPs are opposing cuts that are happening because of their own government policies. Lib Dem Children’s Minister Sarah Teather is opposing library cuts in Brent Jeremy Browne is attacking cuts in [...]

Rural post offices to be downgraded

The Daily Telegraph has reported that the government will close up to 2,000 rural post offices – and the post offices will be replaced by limited services offered in petrol stations and shops. The offices will no longer offer car tax, driving licences, large overseas parcel services and cash withdrawls. These “Post Office Locals” have [...]

Autumn Statement – what are George’s plans?

George Osborne made a series of announcements in the Autumn Statement. He also revealed that his Plan A to cut the deficit in 4 years is way off course, the economy is slowing down and will probably go back into recession soon. The key points: The deficit will now continue until 2017, 3 years later [...]