Recent child poverty statistics showed that 2.3 million children are still living in relative poverty and half a million more are living in absolute poverty than in 2010.
Chancellor George Osborne claimed that his seventh Budget offered the country a “new contract”, but the unions called it a “con trick”.
As George Osborne’s latest Budget bites, Michael Meacher outlines what Labour’s narrative should now be
Councils in Greater Manchester are typical of the poorer local authorities bearing the brunt of Tory cuts, writes Angela Raynor
Jamie McCormack says disabled people are leading the fight to save the ILF
Total public sector employment in Britain has fallen to its lowest level since the official figures began to be collated in 1999.
A TUC report revealed that the Government’s decision to freeze Child Benefit until 2018 will cost claimant households more than £2,000 by the next general election.
The gap between the income of many families and the cost of a decent standard of living is still much wider than before the recession.
Austerity Bites by Mary O’Hara (Policy Press, £9.99)
Greece gives heart to those feeling the lash of austerity
The Blairite candidate has made it personal while trade unions are getting behind left-winger Jeremy Corbyn, writes Ian Hernon
Poignantly, the man who organised the rescue of 669 children destined for Nazi concentration camps died on the anniversary of his biggest humanitarian triumph.
George Osborne set out his Tory leadership stall with a Budget designed to boost Middle England at the expense of struggling families.
Two statements at the recent anti-austerity protests framed the purpose and task for the labour movement as Britain faces the harshest cuts in its public services and welfare in recent …
In their tens of thousands, teachers, lawyers, nurses, trade unionists, parents and the increasingly dispossessed marched through London and Glasgow under the banner “End Austerity Now”. Similar protests have been …
First the Irish Republic had to endure the pain of the collapse of the Celtic Tiger economy and the humiliation of the multi-million euro bailout. Now Northern Ireland is dealing …
Diane Abbott details the human and financial costs of the pollution blighting Britain’s capital city
Scottish Labour is in the last chance saloon, argues Martin Gostwick
Labour could learn a lot from the Conservatives and ruthlessness is top of the list. I’m not what you might call a natural Tory supporter. Much of the party’s programme …
Manufacturing and industrial output increased modestly in the most recent three months, according to the latest official figures. The manufacturing sector posted a rise of just 0.2 per cent in …
A trade unionist when it almost a crime for a woman to be one, Julia Varley was a pioneer for equality and civil rights, writes Mark Metcalf
Proposals that could slash the number of councillors in Labour’s heartland cities by up to a third are being mooted by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England.
Public spending watchdogs warned that Whitehall has failed to plan properly for the implications of past and future cuts to civil service staffing.