Cutting infrastructure spending and maintaining the pensions triple lock are among the questionable moves in Jeremy Hunt’s statement.
Used wisely, public debt could be a way to improve things for our children and grandchildren.
With an election ahead and finances stretched to capacity, the prime minister has a difficult balancing act to strike.
More people died from the austerity in the five years before the pandemic than have died from COVID since.
The IMF sends its staff on two types of mission to member countries: to assess the state of the country’s macro economy or to assess the need for financial support.
Mega-events like the Olympics have the potential to start important conversations around societal change. But improving the lives of disabled people takes much more than that.
The promised £39 million is not enough to ‘level up’ park provision in the UK.
The prime minister’s party has long sought to reconcile political popularity with fiscal constraint.
Interviewees describe ‘scrimping and saving’ to make ends meet.
Boris Johnson is raising national insurance for employees and employers to help pay for the NHS and social care.
With an ageing population, pandemic recovery and climate emergency in the in-tray, social care is not the only thing the chancellor has to finance.
Zambia’s new president will have to balance austerity and the high expectations of the many unemployed young people and struggling people who voted for him.
The idea that funding cuts were inevitable and necessary is pervasive.
Hundreds of thousands more people died between 2010-11 and 2017-18 than anticipated. Austerity could have something to do with it
US trading partners can expect an export boom, but that alone will only have muted benefits for them.
Greek musicians have shown that developing new solidarities and campaigning initiatives with other performers could be the way forward in responding to issues caused by COVID.
South Africa’s National Treasury now proposes to reduce salaries. On the face of it this seems sensible. But the fundamental issue is the structure of the public service.
A new study shows how economic shocks caused by cuts to import tariff cuts in the 1990s is linked to the rise of populism in Brazil.
Many leisure centres survived austerity by transferring their management to the local community – could this tactic work again in today’s crisis?
Gulf states have given women great education, but they are still very limited participants in the workplace.