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The NHS is already in dire straits due to the financial pressures exacerbated by austerity. Last September, Chris Hopson, chief executive of NHS Providers, estimated in the Guardian that the Health Service needed an emergency investment of £200m to £350m to avoid a winter crisis. It didn't come - and ...
I see that according to some tabloids the real crisis in the UK today is not Brexit, education, prisons, university fees or underfunding of the police force. We were all under an illusion, as it is in fact a lack of chicken for the Fast Food chain KFC. I wonder whether, on leaving the EU, the logistics and sheer ...
President Michael D Higgins earned the "gratitude" of the Greek People when he expressed solidarity with their country during its "disastrous" experience under austerity, a Greek government minister has said. Speaking ahead of the President's three-day state visit to Athens later this week, George ...
As in previous years, the trade union federation warned the government not to resort to austerity measures, saying these would impact the poor and working class the most. Instead, Cosatu called on Ramaphosa to cut the size of national and provincial cabinets, trim the perks of politicians, and halt the ...
London, (Reuters) - With years of austerity in their rear-view mirrors, the world's biggest oil companies are locked in a beauty contest to lure investors with promises of growth and greater rewards. Royal Dutch Shell and Total are emerging as frontrunners after a three-year slump thanks to strong growth ...

"Some councils are now in significant financial difficulty as a result of government austerity but Newcastle, as a result of good financial management and innovation in delivery of services, is in a much stronger position. "But despite these deep and unfair cuts, we continue to be ambitious and outward facing ...
The Bermuda government will borrow an extra $90 million in 2018-19 and put back the date to balance the budget by another year. David Burt's maiden Budget yesterday focused on economic stimulation at the expense of austerity. One of the results is that the deficit will not be eliminated in 2019-20, ...
The deficit therefore has to come from those who have already experienced several years of austerity. In truth, the Tory government designed devolution deals to devolve blame. The responsibility is shifted from the centre to the regional level and eventually to local authorities, which are ultimately held ...
workers and equipment conduct a hydraulic fracturing job in Texas' Permian Basin. (Apache/file photo). Photo: Gaylon Wampler. Image 2 of 2. Apache's operations in the Permian Basin are fueling Apache's growth. Apache Corp. is a winner of the Chronicle's annual Top Workplaces award. Apache's ...
Future Crisis Management should strive for a better balance between fiscal and social objectives to avoid adverse effects on the economic capacities, labour markets and social protection systems of the countries concerned. Instead of restrictive austerity, the EU institutions should in future crisis situations ...
The Cranhill estate in Glasgow. 'If anything, the more hardship austerity caused, the more necessary it was for many to cling to the narrative.' Photograph: Murdo MacLeod for the Guardian. What do people think the economy is? How do they think it works? How do you think it works, if you think it works at all ...
Local authorities have endured the last eight years in a permanent state of austerity. The resilience, determination, commitment and creativity displayed should be highly commended in whichever leadership sphere you may be in. This has led to exceptionally lean executive director structures at a time ...
We support calls for the immediate release of all those detained without charge and an end to the use of torture by the state. We support demands on the Sudanese government to immediately lift the austerity measures imposed on the people and to guarantee media freedom. Like the article? Subscribe to ...
And, to be sure, a lot remains unresolved, including the fate of the 690,000 undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children who call themselves "Dreamers." But, on the budget itself, one message stands out: The era of federal austerity has been severely interrupted, if not ended entirely.
For years, austerity, deregulation, the rolling back of labor rights and public services, the rule of money over society, had been facts of life. Now suddenly they were live political questions. It was riveting. Syriza was represented in these negotiations by its finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis. With his shaved ...
As a proud resident of Northamptonshire, I have been closely watching the events at the county council unfold. We, those in the county that take an interest, have felt that bankruptcy is only a question of time. The announcement of a section 114 notice banning all new spending suggests that our predictions ...

But the leader of the Portuguese government, Antonio Costa, has taken back some of the austerity measures in pension cuts, and on wages. So without tight control might others feel that they can follow suit? "This is a serious government. It's a pro-European government. They are fully in line with their ...
Apps Puzzles Horoscopes Shop Paper · 4°C · HOME · News · Showbiz & TV · sport · Comment · finance · Travel · Entertainment · Life & Style · City & Business · Personal Finance · The Crusader · Retirement · Home · Finance · City & Business; Greece turns corner after EU-enforced austerity with first bond ...
First and foremost, nearly everyone agrees that many D.C. policymakers on both sides are just tired of the austerity put into place by sequestration. Those automatic cuts to military and discretionary spending were meant to be so unappealing and politically toxic that they would force Republicans and ...
The last seven weeks amount to a sea change in United States economic policy. The era of fiscal austerity is over, and the era of big deficits is back. The trillion dollar question is how it will affect the economy. In the short run, expect some of the strongest economic growth the country has experienced in ...
The other side of this "new beginning for Europe" is the intensification of austerity policies, which have already thrown millions of workers and young people into poverty and unemployment. The government's goal is to "strengthen the EU's competitiveness and growth potential in the context of globalization," ...
A wave of street demonstrations have spread across major cities in Sudan in protest against new austerity measures pushed by the North African country's government. At the behest of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the administration of President Omar al-Bashir is removing state subsidies for basic ...
Nowhere is the Conservative party's reckless embrace of austerity more evident than in English local government. This week a survey of town halls has found that 95% plan to increase council tax by up to 6%, and almost the same amount will put up fees for garden waste collection, planning, home helps ...
Waiting for an ambulance, unable to breathe, brings austerity home. Frances Ryan. It only takes a moment of being in need to make cuts frighteningly real. The tipping point must be coming. Contact author. @drfrancesryan. Thu 8 Feb 2018 03.00 EST Last modified on Thu 8 Feb 2018 09.18 EST. Share on facebook · Share ...
What happened to the recovery? It's a complex question with a surprisingly simple answer. The density of the topic, particularly entangled as it was in close proximity to the calamity of the Great "Recession," clouded the diagnosis. If you ask ten different academic Economists you might get ten different ...
Scotland faces a choice between a happier, Scandinavian-style society or never-ending austerity, writes Joyce McMillan. ... The truth is that the UK has been on a dismal diet of austerity for a decade now, ever since the 2008 crash; for most of us, wages have flatlined in real terms, some public services and ...
The FM had hinted that he would resort to austerity measures which have become unavoidable given the fiscal position of the government. The focus in the budget will be to keep fiscal deficit below three per cent. Revenue generation is the biggest challenge and the FM is likely to come up with measures to ...
Unions, political parties and student organisations took to the streets to protest the austerity measures and resist the battering of the police. The bill, presented in Congress by Argentina's ruling coalition Cambiemos (Let's Change), seeks to reduce spending on social security by $3.4 billion. This will mean ...
The City of Johannesburg was able to save almost R500-million through austerity measures in the 2016/17 financial year and at the same time reduce unauthorised expenditure. On Wednesday‚ the Auditor-General's report on the city's finances was tabled before council for adoption. The AG report showed ...
Effective long-term strategic economic planning specific to a country's customs, traditions, and culture is great for everyone: national stakeholders, citizens, employees, employers, businessmen, investors, and governments. However, any type of economic planning for the British Virgin Islands must take into ...
On Jan. 15, Greece's parliament adopted new austerity measures aimed at placating its international lenders, including greater restrictions on the right of workers to strike and cuts on benefits to large families. The measures, which passed despite days of protests and crippling strikes in Athens, pave the ...
austerity policies are having a significant impact on the soaring level of homelessness in England and elsewhere in Europe, putting people at risk of serious physical and mental health problems and lower life expectancy, experts have argued in the BMJ. In their editorial, they have called for a ...
British austerity policies lie at heart of soaring homelessness and related health harms, argue experts. Date: January 29, 2018; Source: BMJ; Summary: austerity policies lie at the heart of soaring homelessness across England, with serious health implications for those affected, argue experts. Share: FULL STORY ...
Executive branch government employees in Argentina will get no pay raises this year and one out of every four "political positions" appointed by ministers will be cut, President Mauricio Macri said on Monday, deepening his austerity drive. The clampdown on political positions, including advisers appointed ...
The Italian general election is being held in March and the electoral campaign has started. Reducing taxes is the hottest topic of the current political debate. Now, any political party is ready to promise far-reaching tax cuts and greater public investments. Even though Italy's public finances have not shown ...
Theresa may's former right-hand-man Nick Timothy has joined the growing chorus of Tory voices calling for an end to austerity and to pump more cash into public services. Mr Timothy, who was forced to resign as the Prime Minister's joint chief of staff after the Conservatives' disastrous general election, ...
Our country is unequal and divided and a Labour government is the only cure. austerity has opened up the fault lines between young and old, robbed women on every Budget day, hit ethnic minorities the hardest and cut away at the services LGBT+ people rely upon. On top of this, austerity has worsened ...
Junk-rated Bahrain puts fresh austerity on hold. January 23 2018 10:37 PM. Business. RELATED STORIES. *. workers pass by an HSBC Bank branch in downtown Manama (file). Any delay to the austerity drive could worry credit rating agencies, which already assess Bahrain's sovereign debt as junk. Text Size: A A A.
farmers, who have threatened to launch their annual anti-austerity protests this week, on Monday set up their first roadblock in Karditsa, central Greece. In comments to the Athens-Macedonia news agency, a spokesperson for the Karditsa farmers, Aris Polygenis, said the blockage signaled the beginning of ...
When the wind is against you, it's tougher. That said, plenty of colleges and other institutions have faced this over the years, and I'm guessing that some of them handled it better than others. So I'll throw this open to my wise and worldly readers to see if they've seen austerity handled particularly well.
Social democracy in Europe is not in good shape. Perhaps the main reason for social democratic parties losing support has been their perceived association with austerity policies. Where, however, the centre-left has more categorically rejected austerity, as in the case of Antonio Costa's socialist party in ...
Great strategic economic planning, specific to a country's customs, traditions, and culture is good for everyone: citizens, employees, employers, businessmen and women, investors, and governments. Post World War II, all developed western democracies and economies have adopted strategic economic ...
Scotland's new social security system will include an unprecedented degree of independent scrutiny - with the express intention of future-proofing the powers against the kinds of austerity measures that have devastated vulnerable groups in the rest of the UK. Scotland's social security minister, Jeane ...
T he International Monetary Fund does not want austerity in Tunisia, and in fact proposed programs to protect the poor from the impact of economic reforms, a fund spokesman said late Saturday. Several hundred people have been arrested in Tunisia since social unrest erupted a week ago, fuelled by ...
January 19, 2018 (Khartoum) - Sudanese police on Friday have fired tear gas to disperse worshipers in Khartoum and White Nile State as protests over price hikes continued for the fourth day. Following the Friday prayer, worshippers at Al-Ansar mosque in Wad Nubawi neighbourhood of Omdurman ...
Washington - The International Monetary Fund does not want austerity in Tunisia, and in fact proposed programmes to protect the poor from the impact of economic reforms, a Fund spokesperson said on Thursday. Several hundred people have been arrested in Tunisia since social unrest erupted a week ...
The UK austerity programme promoted since the financial crisis energised a dynamic assemblage of political forces, aspiring to create a space of oppositional political identification. Sophia Hatzisavvidou writes that, although this anti-austerity campaign failed to rally voters in the last two general elections, ...
protesters take part in the nation-wide strike against the Modi government's austerity measures. | Photo: CPIM/ twitter ... Millions of informal workers with the support of various unions took to streets nationwide on Wednesday to protest the austerity measures of India's right-wing government. RELATED:
protesters clash with police officers during a protest in Athens, capital of Greece, on Jan. 15, 2018. Greeks hit the streets here again on Monday to protest austerity as Members of Parliament (MPs) were due to vote on the latest omnibus bill legislating on dozens of prior actions required by the country's ...


 

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