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  1. Austerity


Austerity is a set of Conservative political-economic policies that cut government spending and increase taxes. These polices aim to reducing government budget deficits and the role of the welfare state. In the UK, austerity has been implemented from 2010 to 2019 under the Coalition and Conservative governments, and again in 2021 to the present. Here you can find all of our latest news, analysis and comment about austerity.