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Social care is bearing the brunt of council cuts, by Simon Duffy

February 4, 2013

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(PUBLISHED IN THE GUARDIAN) Statistical manipulation disguises the fact that disabled people are being hit the hardest by cuts to benefits and services. Simon Duffy *.- One of the extraordinary features of the cuts programme has been the fate of social care. At the same time as announcing the deepest cuts in public expenditure since […]

Ireland unveils another austerity budget

December 18, 2012

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Another austerity budget for Ireland. Dublin announces billions of euros in fresh spending cuts today as the pain of austerity continues.     Good morning, and welcome to our rolling coverage of the eurozone financial crisis. Today we’re focusing on Ireland, where another tough budget will be unveiled this afternoon. The Dublin government is expected […]

Big cuts to hospitals and beds in Molise, Lazio and Trentino (Italy)

December 14, 2012

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(PUBLISHED IN IL CORRIERE DELLA SERA) Ministry says 30,000 beds must go. Regions have until 31 December to indicate where axe will fall ROME – Italy’s hospitals are to lose 30,000 beds as the scenario outlined in last summer’s spending review begins to take shape. Regions have until 31 December to indicate where the reductions […]

Disabled people: ‘collateral damage’ in the british government’s Austerity War

October 4, 2012

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(BY NEPO) New report offers the first detailed, comprehensive analysis of the impact of cuts and other changes to welfare on disabled people and their famílies. Disabled people’s organisations and charities have argued that disabled people are shouldering a massively unequal share of the burden of cuts and ‘reforms’ to the Welfare State.  They have […]

Austerity’s Wake: Why Ireland’s Spending Cuts Should Scare Us, Too

September 4, 2012

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(PUBLISHED IN THE ATLANTIC) If you want to know what real austerity does to a country, check out the Emerald Isle. The below chart from the Irish Central Statistics Office shows the percent-change of Irish household disposable income from 2009 to 2010, broken down by income decile. (Note: The tenth decile refers to the most […]

Cabinet meets to approve €11.7bn cuts in Greece

September 3, 2012

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(PUBLISHED IN ATHENS NEWS) The cabinet met at noon on Friday to formally approve the package of 11.7bn in spending cuts, that includes drastic cuts to salaries and subsidies in public utilities, ending holiday payments for all pensioners and increases in public transport fares.     The list will then receive a final sign-off on […]