By George Eaton - 07 March 09:00
The level of austerity required varies hugely depending on how much growth is thought possible.
By George Eaton - 25 February 07:11
Chris Leslie's pledge to avoid the wasteful short-termism of the coalition is a good place to start. But far tougher choices lie ahead.
By George Eaton - 13 February 08:50
The decision by Tim Farron and four other Lib Dems to rebel against local government cuts is a reminder of the more open debate needed about the austerity to come.
By George Eaton - 13 January 03:59
Work and Pensions Secretary says "we will keep the policy under review" when asked whether the cap could be reduced from £26,000.
By Rafael Behr - 06 January 03:37
If the spectre of Gordon Brown alone were sufficient to propel the electorate into Cameron’s arms, he would now be governing with a majority.
By Duncan O'Leary - 06 January 12:50
Focus groups reveal that young voters view older groups as more deserving. The sense of welfare as an insurance policy is being lost.
By George Eaton - 06 January 11:39
Expect big cuts in housing benefit, the removal of child benefit from out-of-work families with more than two children, and a reduction in the benefit cap.
By George Eaton - 06 January 08:55
The Chancellor says he will prioritise further cuts to the housing benefit budget before making any changes to universal pensioner benefits.
By New Statesman - 15 December 05:13
In an attempt to achieve an economically worthless but politically valuable budget surplus, cuts to public services will continue even once the structural deficit has been eradicated – this is unworkable.
By George Eaton - 15 December 10:46
The Tory MP's plan to limit all child-related benefits to two children would undermine the 'striver'/'scrounger' divide by hitting all families, regardless of their employment status.