Cuts to childcare support alone will leave families up to £1500 a year worse off
Families in Blackburn with Darwen on Wednesday started to feel the real impact of the Conservative-led Government’s decision to cut too deep and too fast as cuts to tax credits, childcare support and child benefit start to take hold.
With family budgets already [...]
In those dim and distant days when Margaret Thatcher was running her one-woman campaign to change the face of Britain, the left used to have a slogan about the Tories that said ” they know the cost of everything and the value of nothing!”
And, it struck me this morning how well that slogan sums up the [...]
There was a coalition government in the 1930s. It compounded the problems of a world-wide recession by cutting spending too far and too fast.
East Lancashire was one the areas worst hit.
But in one respect the thirties’ coalition government was more thoughtful than the present one. It recognised that at such a time community facilities were of [...]
There’s an old adage that a Budget which is well received turns out to be not so good when its full impact is later felt.
As an observer I thought that for presentation and confidence George Osborne put in a good performance.
A first Budget for a young Chancellor who’s only been in the job for six weeks [...]