Tag: Public Expenditure
UK government plans foreign aid overhaul
Is foreign aid a waste of money? The UK’s development secretary has threatened cuts in aid to countries failing to invest in their own people. Some want an end to foreign aid altogether.
It’s Budget Day! Five things to look out for…
Should Philip Hammond deliver a “revolutionary” new budget for Britain? Today he unveils his plans for the next year’s economy. As the pressure mounts, here are five areas he might address…
PM’s ‘paralysis and failure’ on poverty law
How much help should the poor be given? A furore has built up over universal credit — a simple way of claiming benefits. The government has been accused of harking back to the 19th century.
Ministers demand money in austerity ‘revolt’
Several senior members of the cabinet are calling for higher spending on public services such as health and education. Does this mean an end to the government’s policy of austerity?
Trump’s plans to cut the arts and humanities
Yesterday President Trump proposed a new budget for America which abolishes funds for thousands of arts and humanities projects. Are these not the most important part of any democracy?
MPs urged to stop bickering over NHS crisis
The UK’s health service is enduring the ‘worst’ period in its history. Politicians from across the divide are bitterly denouncing each other, but should they try working together instead?
UK debt spiral sparks economic collapse fears
Yesterday the UK chancellor delivered his autumn statement. Even with Brexit, he will allow the national debt to increase — and some warn of impending financial and social catastrophe.
Meet the Jams: Britain’s new political target
Today the chancellor will deliver his first autumn statement. A lot of it will be about the ‘Jams’ — the ‘just about managing’. So who are they? And has marketing damaged real politics?