Independent, 27/06/13: Chancellor George Osborne keeps an eye on the election as he decides not to cap state pensions

Prateek Buch,  director of the Social Liberal Forum, said: “Britain needs a more effective economic approach beyond hoping that cutting government spending will heal the economy….The additional cuts to local government, transport and public sector pay will squeeze already-strained public services, making a mockery of the localism agenda and adding more pressure on the cost of living. Such decisions are the painful consequence of prioritising a balanced budget over a balanced economy and society.”

Independent article in full.

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  1. [...] over that announced in March’s Budget, however, the Social Liberal Forum is concerned that further cuts to current spending in the Chancellor’s Spending Review are unlikely to repair public…. The Spending Review and capital investment plans together are insufficient to tackle our real [...]

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