Tag: george osborne

  • PCS on Chancellor’s Autumn Statement

    PCS on Chancellor’s Autumn Statement

    Republished from PCS website The chancellor has today announced more cuts in government departmental budgets and an increase in state pension age. George Osborne said in his autumn statement that UK state pension age is to increase more rapidly to 68, making it one of the highest in the developed world. State pension age will…

  • ‘Nothings got worse since austerity took hold’ – Really?!

    ‘Nothings got worse since austerity took hold’ – Really?!

    A BBC survey purported to show¬†that over 40% of those interviewed had not noticed a change to local government services since austerity took hold. Some even thought services had improved! Yet we all know of closures to libraries, swimming pools, reduced council facilities and the rest. Even the BBC website has stories from leading councillors…